humble design Detroit
 

Furnishing 3 homes a week in the Motor City since 2009.
Where it all began.

DETROIT HOME
 
 
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HELP FAMILIES EMERGING FROM HOMELESSNESS

We accept gently used items at our warehouse Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm at 180 N. Saginaw Street, Pontiac, MI 48342. Drop-offs are quick and easy and our movers help with everything.

Furniture pick-ups require a minimum $50 donation and are currently available in Oakland County. We are usually scheduled 6 - 8 weeks in advance.

 
ABOUT
 
 
 

WAREHOUSE Drop-off HOURS

Monday—Friday:
9:00am—4:00pm

844.486.2533

180 N Saginaw Street
Pontiac, MI 48342

OUR WAREHOUSE IS OPEN ONLY FOR DONATION DROP-OFFS.

ALL OTHER VISITORS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

HUMBLE DESIGN DETROIT

We formed in the summer of 2009 to assist families transitioning out of homeless and abuse shelters in the process of rebuilding their lives. The mission: to turn four bare walls into a clean, dignified, personalized and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods.

The vision of two Birmingham women, Ana Smith and Treger Strasberg, Humble Design was born out of their belief that families emerging from homelessness should be able to come home each day to a clean, friendly, and dignified home. All family members would have more time, effort and resources to focus on education, home life, employment and building a better future.

Humble Design partners with local area organizations to identify families that recently settling into low-income housing. Many of these families have left abusive situations, lost their homes due to fraudulent landlords, or have aged out of foster care leaving behind all personal items while seeking shelter. Most have no beds, books, toys or furniture to call their own.

Once a partnering agency makes a referral, Humble  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. 

Humble Design currently has the capacity to assist up to 3 families per week, and all referrals come through a partnering organization. We do not take applications for our services. 

 
EVENTS
 
 
 
SOCIAL
 
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
Detroit warehouse volunteer

VOLUNTEER AT HUMBLE DETROIT

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.

You can also join us at the warehouse to help organize incoming donations and possibly help with DIY projects.

Click below to join our volunteer email list. We send out opportunities once a week.

humble day of service

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF SERVICE

This is a great way for your corporation or family to give back to the community and see the immediate impact of your service. A group of 10-12 assists the designers with all aspects of furnishing a home, from cleaning and decorating to yard work. At the end of the day, you’ll witness the home reveal and experience the joy, amazement, tears, and relief felt by the family.

Check out some videos from past Day of Service sponsors.

Home Depot drive

START A HUMBLE DRIVE

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.

Want to stay up-to-date on what we need? Check out our Amazon Wishlist.

 

DONATE TODAY OR START A DRIVE FOR HUMBLE

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

 
 

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