Sacred Heart Community Service

They help families who need food and gifts for their kids during the holidays.

Sacred Heart is celebrating 50 years of helping end poverty in the community they serve. They help more than 75,000 people and families that struggle to make ends meet. We rebuilt their site and created print materials to kickstart their holiday campaign, all in 24 hours!

The big wins

We gave Sacred Heart all the pieces they needed to launch their holiday campaign.

  • Brochures

    Brochures, Posters and More!

    We created posters and brochures all centered around the theme of "making hope a tradition." We also crafted thank you cards that could be sent to donors. We also created several other print designs, such as a promotional banner, that Sacred Heart could print later.

  • Website

    A redesigned website built with Foundation 5

    We took Sacred Heart's existing site and gave it a complete overhaul. The web team drew from the visual inspiration of the print team. We focused the site around how people can donate to their cause as well as highlighting what comes of those donations.

  • Video

    A new promotional video

    We put together a new promotional video for Sacred Heart. The two-minute video promotes the upcoming holiday drive — calling on folks to volunteer or donate food. All of this centered around the story of Erica, who works for Sacred Heart and whose own family was once helped by the organization.

During Wired, we watched carefully how ZURB's staff took us through the design process. We are going to do the same for our next big campaign. And most importantly, we will set aside time to build the campaign together, rather than fitting it in-between other tasks.
Thank you, ZURB. Jay Pecot, Director of Development & Communications, Sacred Heart


  • How 24 Hours Will Make a Difference

    Bryan Zmijewski and Jay Pecot introduce us to the idea behind this year’s ZURB Wired: its goals, and most of all, its importance.
  • Jamming With Ideas and Concept Reviews

    After the morning scrum everyone jumped into groups of four or five people to jam on ideas for the overall campaign. After an hour everyone went to each team’s office in turn to review each other’s work.
  • Work Session Review Shows Great Progress

    We interviewed the team leaders to see their progress so far. Good news: Every team has kept its schedule so far.
  • Sacred Heart Check-in

    Working through ideation and content production parts of the design process, we paused to ask our friends from Sacred Heart Community Service what they thought about the work so far.
  • Prototying Check-in

    The web team’s morning sketches came together into high-fidelity wireframes this afternoon —that is, a walkthrough of their website without code.
  • Halfway Check-in

    We’ve passed the halfway mark! Everything is moving in the right direction. Time to recharge the batteries for the nightshift.
  • Print Team Squeezes Past a Tight Deadline

    The design team had their work cut out — or should we say cropped? — with print production. The 6PM deadline kept their workflow extra tight.
  • With a Lean, Solid Team You Can Accomplish Anything

    We're not just talking about our ZURB Wired team in general, but each individual group. We're all tackling a pretty monumental task! This brings us to our video content team!
  • Run to the Printers!

    It was time to drive to the printers and collect the first batch of print materials. We returned with a batch of trifold brochures plus greeting cards.
  • Catching up with the Teams!

    We just had a whirlwind of a ride going through this year's ZURB Wired, but we're not done just yet!
  • New Promotional Video for Sacred Heart!!!

    Yes, we did it! Together with the SHCS team we created a new promotional video to energize the community and tell their powerful story.
  • ZURB Wired 2014 Wrap-up

    The whole team committed to —and accomplished —a staggering amount of work in a single sleepless day.


What we accomplished

  • Brand new Print Materials
  • A 8.5 X 11 poster
  • A 12 X 18 poster
  • A trifold brochure
  • A greeting/thank you card
  • Postcards
  • A poster for their donation barrels
  • A drive kit
  • A promotional building banner
  • A sponsorship brochure
  • An Awesome new Fully Responsive Website

It was crazy exhausting but I was amazed to see what we could do in 24 hours. Keri Fullwood, Business Designer, ZURB

Making Hope a Tradition

With the clock ticking on our seventh ZURB Wired, the day began with intense brainstorms. It ended with a visual direction, print materials and a tone for a website. During the night, we toiled in code, creating a brand-spanking new site for nonprofit Sacred Heart in 24 hours.

We worked alongside Sacred Heart in a coffee-fueled 24 hour frenzy to create an entire marketing push for their campaign that provides food for individuals and gifts for children during the holidays.

We guided Sacred Heart through the same design process and methods we use in our Studios work. Our goal with Wired: to help nonprofits, such as Sacred Heart, learn how to do more with less and mobilize in shorter bursts. When you work in smaller teams and in short bursts, you can accomplish amazing things. Which is exactly what happened during Wired and something Sacred Heart plans to practice in the future!

Want to be a part of Wired?

Volunteering means signing up for the full 24 hours, showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

The people who have the most rewarding experiences are also the ones who contribute the most. Web, visual and print design skills are best. They are great at their craft, think quick on their feet, likable and motivated to help a non-profit and collaborate with ZURB.

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Worker

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Player

    Be able to give helpful feedback


Be this year's ZURB Wired nonprofit

Applying for your nonprofit means signing up for the full 24 hours, getting your team invested in showing up on time, and committing to helping various team members out in a fluid schedule that will test your mettle throughout the day and night (and day again).

    What we are looking for:

  • Hard Workers

    It takes a lot to go 24 hours straight.

  • Scrappy

    Be able to figure out how to do something

  • Team Players

    Be able to give helpful feedback


We love local businesses!

Anything you can send to our efforts would be awesome. We really like goodies — cupcakes and coffee — to keep our volunteers fueled or help with getting our print materials ... well, printed.

Let us know how you can help

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