HUMBLE DESIGN INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 180 N Saginaw Pontiac MI 48342 USA

Mission: Our mission is to help families in need with safe, clean and welcoming homes. We minimize the impact on the environment by matching clients with donated & gently used household goods.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

Humble Design is a wonderful organization!!!! They helped my family and I when we needed it the most. The organization is class A! And is ran by some of the most caring, amazing women that you will EVER met. When I first moved into my home I had a bed and a couch and I knew that it would be a LONG time before I would be able to furnish my home....let along decorate it. The lord literally brought these women into my life!! I was very uncomfortable asking for anything, I couldn't believe that strangers cared so much for my children and I. All they asked was "what else do you need" "are you sure that's it"? It was like a dream come true. I felt like I was on a home make over show. I can't explain the joy and LOVE that I felt from these ladies. "Humble Design" is the perfect name for this organization because these ladies are so humble! They never, ever made me fell bad for needing the help. To be able to keep my dignity though the process was important for me.... not only did I feel dignified, I felt special!! I love these women so much! They are such ambassadors for the City of Detroit. For anyone who has ever volunteered or donated funds... you don't know just how much you have impacted someone's life...for those of you who have never donated, there's no time like the present :-).
A special Thank You to Treger, Ana and all the staff, volunteers and Board members that make Humble....well so humble :-)! I love you all!!!!! THANK YOU!!! and keep up the GREAT work!

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

Get the word out about Humble. More people should know about the organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

Humble Designs is a truly amazing organization that provides assistance to those in need. The employees and volunteers of this organization truly work hard and are very dedicated. It is amazing how much we take for granted in our day to day lives and how some of the most basic and simple things brings such joy to others who are without. I have volunteered on several occasions and have found this to be very rewarding.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

I helped Humble Design decorate the house of a woman who had been homeless with three young children. The staff was right there, directing and helping the volunteers, and they clearly loved what they were doing. When we were done, we showed the woman what we had done with her house, and then the staff asked her to talk about what she had gone through and how Humble Design had made a difference for her. She talked about being in the shelter, having to stay with friends and family, and how being in her own house and having something as simple as a kitchen table to sit at with her family so they could eat meals and talk about their day, meant so much to them. I teared up a few times while she was talking about what she had been through, and even more when she started talking about that table. It's amazing what something like having furniture and hanging a few pictures can do to make a family feel like they're home. What Humble Design does is huge. I will definitely be volunteering there again.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

This non-profit has a heart of gold. Using gently used items to set up an interior designed interior for those less forunate is not only fun and creative for the volunteer but also gives the family a place of diginity and some place to be proud to call home.

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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

Rating: 5 stars  

I have personally witnessed the hard work and dedication of the employees and volunteers that work for Humble Design. This is an amazing organization!!! So nice to see that there is hope for families that have nothing and for them to experience the simple joys of life that we all take for granted...a bed to sleep in, a couch to sit on and a table to sit at and gather for a family dinner.

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

try and find a way to get them more financial support.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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