My son has struggled with a mental health diseased which he'd lived shame while being in denial most of his youth.
In elementary school his issues of frustration not being able to concentrate caused him to withdraw. Myself his mother blamed myself for the difficulty he went through yet today I'm proud of his recovery ability to overcome strength the fact how so many young men who went through what he did fallen by the way side, but he found away to learn how to love and cherished his children mother and become an wonderful father who teaches his children value and respect for others.
He has a daughter in the united state army. A son who is about to attend college and his younger son is junior high school student. The most wonderful thing I personal witnessed that is so special delightful and miraculous the raising of their special need daughter . She was born blind with mental and physical disabilities. At birth they were told she wouldn't live long. That she will never walked. After she got older they were told she needed to be institutionalized. But her parents said no. As a baby she suffered with many cost call but through the love she was given by both parent affection and dedication she is now 20 years old. For the first time in their lives through everything they been through and has over come as a family they just recently been blessed with a nice home. They have beds and recently were able to purchase a refrigerator but the rest of there home is empty. My son is an Easter seal client yet they have been overwhelmed with to many people and unable to assist him. I read the stories regarding the excitement the families experience when entering there home after Humble Design have completed applying their dedication and work toward making a house into a home. No one have never done anything for my son. It would mean the world to me to see the joy in the lives of my son his wife and children. i would love to volunteer my service to Humble Design Organization. Thank you
Amazingly talented women who take donated items and turn them into a home full of treasure for people all over the Detroit area. I can tell that everyone involved in the organization really want to improve lives of others. And they do it with smiles and warmth!!
I recently volunteered with Humble Design to decorate a home using a paid volunteer day provided by my company. This was by far my best volunteer experience I've had. It not only utilized my design skills, but also provided a very rewarding opportunity as we were able to stay and witness the reveal of the house to the family (very emotional). The day began with us learning a little about the family and their situation, which was humbling to say the least. We then packed up the items the designers had picked out and headed to the house. There was a light amount of cleaning involved before we started decorating. From there we were given almost free rein to decorate a room as we saw fit, granted the designers had already picked out the items, but we were still able to decide the placement. It also served as a great team bonding experience. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone who has an eye for aesthetics and loves to make people happy. You will leave feeling like you truly made a difference.
Being new to Detroit, I was greatly saddened to see the conditions in which some of our families live. I was introduced to Humble Design a few years ago and they still never fail to amaze me in how they transform the lives of the families that they touch. Imagine being a child having to sleep on the floor or in car- now imagine that child not only in their own bed, but in a bedroom decorated with their personal needs and likes in mind. I have had the honor of volunteering in their warehouse on numerous occasions and it is a fun, well organized charity. The leadership is really smart, down to earth, and most of all- they really care. Do not hesitate to help.
I volunteered, organizing the warehouse and everyone there was warm and caring. This is an organization that leads with the heart. I loved helping out and look forward to doing it again.
I was looking for a volunteer position where I could use my Interior Design experience while giving back to those in need. I found it!! Tregar & her staff are amazing. Such a simple concept to help families in need of a home. My first deco day was overwhelming. Nothing was left out. Furniture, rugs, lighting, & accessories., The finished house was truly a home.
I am proud to be a little part of Humble Design.
My daughter introduced me to Humble Design a couple of years ago. She currently works there as one of the designers. I really was moved by their vision of helping families transition out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services.
One of my favorite parts is when I help out on "deco days" and experience the transformation from an empty house into a clean, dignified and welcoming home. The look on the families' faces is just priceless.
It's a very simple idea that really can change a family's future.
Humble Design is an incredible organization!! I have watched first hand the many lives they have changed. The staff at Humble is so unbelievably organized and work so very hard for something they dearly love...helping people in need. I can't say enough about Humble and their mission to help families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings for their new homes. The tears of hopelessness turns to tears of joy after these clients walk into their furnished homes for the first time!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Humble Design is an amazing non-profit organization benefiting individuals and families in the metro Detroit area by giving them a new safe home to live in. I have seen first hand the hard work and dedication that goes into the whole process. Humble Design not only gives help to those in need, it gives them the hope of a new and better future with a home they can call their own. Seeing the appreciation and smiles on these families is very gratifying, great work Humble Design!!!!
Humble Design is helping people who escape homelessness get off the floor. When clients leave a homeless shelter they usually have a bag of clothes and nothing else. These wonderful people are trying to make a better life for their family by looking for work, schooling and housing. Humble design puts them in a bed and fully furnishes their entire home. After Humble Design leaves they can get a good night sleep and focus on what is really important for their family. They can also cook a meal and not have to worry about saving money for sofas, beds and miscellaneous household items that are needed to live our every day lives. Humble Design is literally getting the people of Detroit up off the floor and in a better state of mind. Thank you Humble for making our city a better place to live.
Humble Design goes above and beyond to create a space for their clients to call home. Gifting them with a houseful of furniture is a huge stepping stone towards success!
My parents were moving out of their home of 40 years and wanted to help another family begin a new life. Humble Design returned phone calls, arranged for pickup, and arrived when they said they would. Although we didn't see the next part of the story, we were thrilled to see Humble Design's donor side operating at such a topnotch level.
I had volunteered for Humble on a small scale here and there in the past but recently decided to get more involved and with every small contribution I make whether it be juuujjing (decorating) a home , refinishing furniture or spreading the word I become more and more addicted to the cause. It warms my heart to see the faces on the deserving people that just need a little bit of help to get their lives on a happy roll. I feel so grateful to have found a cause that gives me such instant gratification!
Humble Design helps families turn a house into a home. Meeting each family in person and learning about their goals is how Humble establishes their needs. Each family is unique. Humble respects the moment to moment anxiety of moving and change and provides the essential basics for home and family life. The in and out process is a key to the success of furnishing over 100 homes in merely a few years. Donated gently used furniture and household items are collected by our movers, cleaned up and reconditioned and are delivered immediately to the family. Making a difference in Detroit, one home at a time, neighborhood, and community.
This organization is such an asset to the metro Detroit areas where there are women and children exiting shelters all the time without a clue most times how they are going to get the things necessary to add to their new homes. Feelings of despair and hopelessness set in while watching their children sleep on a hard floor and eat meals on crates. This organization is able to step in with 100% donated goods and provide each family with the necessities needed to make their house a home. What's so unique about this organization is that they don't just stop at providing the furniture for these families, they go many steps further in taking time to decorate each room according to the client's taste. They are the only organization known of in this area doing this awesome work. Way to go Humble Design. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
Can't even explain the feeling of a move day and getting clients settled into their "new" home! All the hard work pays off when seeing the smiles on their faces, and the children not wanting to leave their beds!
Please watch this https://vimeo.com/51461464 and see first hand how Humble Design changes lives and is uplifting Detroit. They help homeless families get back on their feet and start again. I challenge you to watch the video and NOT cry.
These are the greatest group of working moms. They make sure all your donations go directly to the family. The end result is a beautiful home for deserving families. The people I helped were sleeping on the floor. I was so happy to see my things delivered to them for free and designed as well. Excellent work.
Review from Guidestar