Kitchen Walk benefits area nonprofits

Published 9:44 am Friday, October 9, 2015

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

HARBOR COUNTRY, Mich. — As fall brings a sense of quiet to the recently bustling beachside Harbor Country towns, a local organization is inviting everyone to come tour some extravagant kitchens in the region.

Designs for Dignity was founded in 2000 on the belief that every individual should have access to environments that support the wellness of the human spirit. Because limited resources often prevent nonprofit organizations from creating such environments, leaders at Designs for Dignity work hard to use their creative passions to benefit organizations dedicated to helping others.

Designs for Dignity has transformed a number of spaces housing nonprofits in recent years, including the Michiana Humane Society, which was completed this summer.

To fund these projects, Designs for Dignity hosts a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including the Kitchen Walk, which invites participants into a number of homes throughout Harbert, Union Pier, New Buffalo and Sawyer.

The 12th Annual Kitchen Walk will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, Oct. 17.

The tour features state of the art kitchens and homes that are curated with tastings from local chefs and vendors. The tour culminates with a Wine Down Reception + Auction at Mesa Luna in Sawyer, Michigan.

Check-in will be at Susan Fredman at Home, which is located at 15998 Red Arrow Highway in Union Pier.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online at, or on Event Brite at

Proceeds benefit Designs for Dignity, a 501c3 charitable organization providing pro bono interior design services to area nonprofits.