humble design Chicago

Over 80 homes furnished in the Windy City since 2017.
Our first Humble expansion city.  

CHICAGO HOME
 
 
 
 

HELP FAMILIES EMERGING FROM HOMELESSNESS

We accept gently used items at our warehouse Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30am—2:00pm. We are located at 431 W Pershing Road, inside the U-haul Building (we suggest you call on the way as we are located on 2nd floor).

Click below to view what donation items we do and do not accept.

Furniture pick ups are scheduled on Thursdays between 9:30 am-1:30 pm.  We do, kindly, ask for a minimum $50 donation to help cover expenses.  Currently, we are working a minimum of 3-4 weeks out.  If interested, please fill out form and we will be in touch.

 
ABOUT
 
 
 

WAREHOUSE Drop-off HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:
9:00am—1:30pm

844.486.2533

431 W Pershing Road
Chicago, IL 60609

Our warehouse is open only for donation drop-offs.

All other visitors by appointment only.

HUMBLE DESIGN CHICAGO

We’re a non-profit organization serving individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness. Using gently donated items from the local Chicago community, we turn four bare walls into clean, dignified and welcoming homes for our client-families. It's a very simple idea that can change a family's future!  

WE ARE SO PROUD that Chicago's Humble Design operation is the first expansion program for what Humble Design will grow nationally. The non-profit, based in Detroit and born in 2009 has serviced over 820 families to date. Currently in Chicago, we serve one family per week with the goal of growing to two families per week in 2018.  We accept gently used furniture and household donations at our warehouse in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. We also offer scheduled pick-up service one day/week for donations from around Chicagoland. Humble Design Chicago is sponsored on a national level by U-Haul and at a city level by CB2 (division of Crate & Barrel).   

Humble Design was born out of the belief that decent families emerging from homelessness deserve to come home each day to a clean, friendly, and dignified home. All family members would then have more time, effort and resources to focus on education, home life, employment and building a better future.

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 designers meet with the families to do a needs assessment and develop a client wish list. From there, Humble Design designers move swiftly to: place 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. 

All client referrals must come through a partnering organization.

 
EVENTS
 

OUR EVENTS

 
 
 
 

GALLERIES

Santa Baby Popup

 
 
 

Lagunitas Raise a Glass 2018

 
 
 
 
 
SOCIAL
 

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Kristin and volunteer

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER AT HUMBLE CHICAGO

Help out the design team and see a house transform before your eyes! We first meet at the warehouse then load all of the decorative items into volunteer's vehicles and caravan to the home. After a few hours of hanging photos, making beds, and setting tables, we are ready to welcome our family to their new humble home.

Join us at the warehouse Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am - 2pm, to help organize incoming donations and possibly help with DIY projects.

Click below to join our volunteer email list.

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JOIN US FOR A DAY OF SERVICE

U-Haul day of service

DONATE TODAY OR START A DRIVE FOR HUMBLE

Donate to help families, individuals and veterans emerging from homelessness.

We are always looking for people to organize a school or neighborhood drive to collect gently used bedding, lamps, artwork, books and small furniture items. To set up a drive or for more information contact us below.

 
 
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