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Humble Design Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews 1,241

Address:

180 N Saginaw Pontiac MI 48342 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to turn four bare walls into a safe, dignified, and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods.

Results:

566 to date!

Target demographics:

recently homeless families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

200 families

Geographic areas served:

Detroit

Programs:

Our process is simple: We start by getting the families up off the floor, and into beds. We then move in other essentials: lamps, desks, dressers, silverware and kitchen tables. All of the items are collected from homes like yours, from basements that are over run with excess and families looking to re-decorate. We design the homes from top to bottom: cleaning, putting clothes away, making beds, filling vases with flowers, and everything in-between. Families are left with a home that functions as a springboard for success. Their kids have a place to do homework, the family can eat dinner together at a table and no one has to sleep on the floor.

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248-243-7144
www.humbledesign.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Volunteering with humble design has been a fun, moving, and truly humbling experience. It's an awesome feeling to be part of something so special. The families we help are so deserving and great-full. It's a great way to give back and help others.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

It is a joy to volunteer with Humble Design - a life changing non-profit that brings furnishings and hope to families that have neither. With dignity and style, lives and homes are transformed. Humble Design is run with sincerity and a big heart for both it's families and it's volunteers.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As I grew up in a family where "giving back" was taught to me at an early age, I found myself now as an adult in a situation where It was time for me to find an organization that could fulfill my personal need to "give back". A selfless act that can help fill a void for someone else and in the process fill my heart knowing my time has made a difference for someone. After learning about Humble Design I knew in an instant this was where my time needed to be spent as this charity tugged at my heartstrings. We are all in this journey we call life together. We all depend on each other's participation in society for our well-being. Humble Design gives those who need an opportunity to get back on their feet and an amazing head start. We can all have a house or a form of shelter but there is no place like "home". Home is where bonds are formed, memories are made and mostly should be a peaceful safe place. I'm proud to be a part of such an incredible organization.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My experience with Humble has been one of amazement! Every time I volunteer, and mean every time, I see a deep commitment by everyone present, which I feel is a reflection of the management. There is a "can-do" attitude that is encouraged with joy and true love for the families that are served!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Worked as part of Chrysler's Motor City Volunteers. Hauled household items to a house on Beaconsfield in Detroit. I ended up raking the yard that hadn't been cleaned in some time.

Having the family see the cleaned up and setup house with nice looking furniture, well designed layout, and functional items was very rewarding.

They do three houses/families a week and I don't know how they handle it to date.

A worthwhile organization to donate money, furniture, and household items

 
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4 people found this review helpful

This is the most rewarding experience I've had with a non profit. You get to go directly to the families in need and help. For those who do not want to go to the houses, they have great opportunity to organize the warehouse.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

You leave at the end of the work day knowing you have extraordinarily impacted a family's life. Humble Design has everything set up - you shop for the client's home in the donation warehouse, and then you set everything up. These homes look good when we finish- the designer touch is awesome! I often see people cry from sheer joy and relief knowing they have a furnished, finished home. It's a beautiful thing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them a bigger warehouse, and more shelving for the linens!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Volunteering for Humble Design was an extremely rewarding experience. I left knowing that I helped a family by giving them a dinner table to eat at and getting the kids off the floor and into a bed. I believe that providing them with these necessities that so many of us take for granted will help the parents find a job, will help the kids in school and in their social lives. Humble Design believes in Detroit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stress the need for donations as moving expenses are their biggest costs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for many different kinds of organizations in the past, and my experiences at Humble Design make it the most rewarding of all of them. The work they do is so special: turning an empty house into a welcoming and warm home in just a couple of days. They are giving a gift not only to their clients, but also the volunteers who get to witness this transformation. Humble is Awesome! I love working there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would have everyone working at a particular place all travel together in one car.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Humble on several occassions. The work they do is really extraordinary-transforming houses into homes in a matter of hours. The look on the family's faces when they see the magic that is weaved by this organization is simply priceless! Humble is a huge asset to our community. An incredibly simple concept that is brilliantly executerd by this amazing group of open hearted people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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