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Mission: Deserving Decor is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit charity that depends on donations from generous individuals, community groups and businesses to provide donated furniture and new twin beds to women and children escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and teens who have aged out of foster care.

Results: In the past year, Deserving Decor has provided 183 new twin beds for kids without them and furnished 61 apartments with donated furniture. We also started our Housewarming Helpers program, this past summer. Volunteers deliver donated household goods to families who have recently received furniture and bed deliveries.

Target demographics: Women, children and fosters transitioning from homelessness

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 single mothers, children and fosters

Geographic areas served: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Programs: Essential furnishings for women and children leaving domestic violence and homeless shelters and fosters who age out of the program at 18, and move into rental properties.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jude A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beth and her crew are just amazing! In addition to their usual good work, they have come through in a pinch at the last minute on many occasions. I have lost count of the number of bare and/or rundown apartments Deserving Decor has furnished and decorated for my clients, both in shelter and moving out of homelessness. The heart of these incredible volunteers shows through in the amount of time and physical labor they put into each project, as well as the attention they pay to every last detail. I have seen women cry tears of joy at the beauty they never imagined possible. I have witnessed the amazement and gratitude of youth and families who would need months to furnish their new homes, let alone accessorize them. The impact on the recipients' self-esteem is indescribable. Deserving Decor is truly a blessing in our community.

Shannon141

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are so wonderful and have been helping so many! Such a great non profit.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers of Deserving Décor provide an invaluable service for many people, taking the time and effort to bring not just the essentials to those they help but by exceeding expectations to bring design and dignity while making a positive impact in the community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Deserving Decor has helped many families, mainly women and children, turn their living space into a home by providing furnishings, bedding materials and most recently, beds. They have also worked to bring awareness to Domestic Violence.

1

Former staff

Rating: 5

What a WONDERFUL organization!!!! "Deserving Décor" is a group of volunteers that helps families get their life back together. Their time and generosity is amazing!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Deserving Decor for three years. It has been a very rewarding experience for me. It is nice to know that you are making a difference in someone's life by providing them with a comfortable and safe environment to live in. Deserving Decor is very dedicated to helping provide essential furnishings and household items for women and children in need in Bucks County. We collaborate our efforts with Good Stuff Thrift Stores, A Woman's Place, Bucks County Housing Group and R.J.Leonard Foundation. It is a very worthwhile organization to support. Gerri Kraske

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So glad this org exists. Their mission is brilliant.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Deserving Decor for 4+ years. I started out helping clean, furnish and decorate shelter apartments. The group has helped 100s of women and children leaving domestic abuse shelters and escaping homelessness. Now we help these individuals as well as homeless veterans and foster children get back on their feet when they move into their first apartments. We provide necessities, such as beds, tables, dressers, couches, bedding and linens, kitchen essentials,etc to the families free of charge so they can set up their home and be successful as they start over. This is an amazing organization doing wonderful things for people.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Deserving Decor is one of those non-profits that makes a direct impact on peoples lives by providing essential furniture, linens, kitchen ware and other essentials to those that have absolutely nothing.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped out a few times with furnishing, setting up apartments for people in need. The organization goes far and beyond to give everyone a well-deserved home.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit is a terrific organization that provides services for woman and their children who need housing. They are dedicated and passionate about what they do.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I truly great organization that helps so many, moms and children in need

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Deserving Decor for about 3 years and am continuously impressed with the work our volunteers do. We help provide essential furniture, bedding, linens etc. to women and children escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and teens aging out of the foster care system. We are a non-profit organization, none of our volunteers are paid, and we rely solely on donations to provide these essentials. Our volunteers work tirelessly to pick up donations, refurbish donations if needed, and deliver them to the families. We try our best to create a "home" for our clients which has a great impact on their lives.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am an avid repurposer! I love to paint furniture! The challenge to find the right piece at the right price is exhilarating! To be able to GIFT these creations to someone in need fills my heart to overflowing! Having 4boys of my own, my heart breaks thinking at the age of 18 they get forced out on their own from the foster care system. Deserving decor gives me the opportunity to love them! Thanks for all you do for your clients!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Deserving Decor volunteers provide hope and help for women and children leaving homeless and domestic violence shelters. The volunteers are extremely dedicated and work very hard to provide women and children make a fresh start in a new rental apartment by providing beds, furniture, linens and more. It is a heartwarming, worthwhile endeavor that is greatly needed and appreciated by the families in crisis.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Highly impressed with the work and integrity of Deserving Decor!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Proud to be involved with this valuable, much needed non-profit organization.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Deserving Decor is doing great things in our community. I volunteered to help set up an apartment for a homeless mother and her three small children. They pay attention to all the details and are focused on make the spaces clean, and safe for the children. Not to mention when they are done the apartments have the comfort and feel of a home.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Deserving Decor is an amazing organization. Their role in helping turn over shelter units is vital. Once a client moves out of our shelter, Deserving Decor comes in to clean and spruce up the unit for the next family. They do a great job of decorating and preparing for the specific family that is coming in. If it is a mom and a newborn baby girl, they decorate appropriately. The units are so homey when the Deserving Decor is finished. They really put their hearts into what they do. Aside from doing a really great job, they are also really great women. Each of them are so kind and take such pride in what they do. It is always a pleasure working with them!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was not familiar with Deserving Decor until my recent employment with the Bucks County Housing Group as Volunteer Coordinator. When it was time for my us to turnover our first apartment and prepare it for our new family, I was in awe when Deserving Decor appeared with a large truck filled with everything imaginable to furnish a home, along with many enthusiastic volunteers eager to clean, decorate and truly transform the apartment. They proceeded to do deep cleaning, replace old bed and mattresses, lamps and tables. They provided curtains, pictures, matching bedding, pillows and couches, and chairs. They went out of their way to color cooridinate bedding, bathroom,and kitchen accessories etc.That was to be my first experience with Deserving decor followed by many more outstanding apartment makeovers. Beth Baker and her volunteers are dependable, dedicated people who give so generously of their time and resources. They take immense pride in doing a good job, doing their best to ensure a welcoming, attractive and clean living space for our families. It is such a pleasure working with Deserving Decor and we are very blessed to have their help!