Humble Design has the opportunity to win $50,000 if we recieve the most donations before Friday, October 30th at 11:59:59am ET. Help us continue to furnish the homes of deserving Detroit families!
We formed in the summer of 2009 to assist families coming out of homeless and abuse shelters with the process of rebuilding their home lives. The mission: to turn four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods.
Humble Design partners with local area homeless and abuse shelters to identify families that are emerging from shelters and into low-income housing. Many of these families are victims of abuse and have left behind all personal items upon escaping and entering an emergency shelter. Most have no beds, books, toys or furniture to call their own.
Once a partnering agency makes a referral, Humble Design volunteers meet with the families to do a needs assessment and develop a client wish list. From there, Humble Design volunteers move swiftly to: assemble the furnishings, toys, accessories and housewares; do any minor cleaning; and, officially move the families into their new housing.
The end result is something like an extreme makeover on-a-dime. Humble designers are very adept at creating safe, comfortable and welcoming homes with a total per-home budget of only $1,500-$2500 including the value of all furnishings and in-kind services. The Humble families are overwhelmed by the generosity and support received from the Humble designers. The designers are truly fulfilled by giving of their time and talents to help others in need.