Names for Change selected as Awwwards Site of the Day - McKinney

Names for Change selected as Awwwards Site of the Day

December 26, 2013

The parallax scrolling site, concepted and developed entirely within McKinney for Urban Ministries of Durham, was selected as Site of the Day by Awwwards, which recognizes the work of the best Web designers, developers and agencies. In addition to appearing on the Awwwards website, will be included in their annual book, “The 365 Best CSS Websites Around The World” and is a potential Site of the Year, which will be announced at the Awwwards annual conference in Paris on February 14, 2014.

The Names for Change campaign highlights the importance of every single item needed to rebuild the lives of those who face homelessness — from teddy bears to deodorant, cans of soup to tampons. Visitors to the immersive online experience at can buy the naming rights to each of the 169 items photographed and lovingly described, as well as immortalize the impact each one has on every person UMD helps with its own “certificate of authenticity.”

Congratulations to the Names for Change team of designers, developers, producers and photographers who created such a beautiful, useful and life-changing website. Thanks to their efforts, thousands of visitors have been made aware that even the smallest items’ large impact on the life of a person facing poverty and homelessness.