No matter the season, no matter the year, being charitable is always in style.
And on Wednesday night, at Tender in downtown Birmingham, the chic, the convivial, the charitable gathered to celebrate Humble Design, an eco-friendly, non-profit organization that designs and installs functional and welcoming home interiors for mothers and their children who are just coming out of shelters or escaping domestic abuse situations … A simple, yet truly powerful and life changing, mission.
Humble believes in uplifting through re-gifting. That is, when families come home to a dignified, clean and safe living environment, they can focus energies on establishing community and familial roots, ensuring academic excellence for their children, and generally gaining a positive outlook on life.
So as we prompt you to read Design Detroit, and consider investing in trend-on items for your lifestyle, we also encourage you to look at those things in which you may have lost interest, from furniture to fashion, and consider that individuals in need will find value in these items.
Here’s how Humble works: donations of gently used household furniture and accessories are accepted Monday through Friday at its Troy warehouse, 1878 Thunderbird Drive, Troy, MI. 48083.. Humble volunteers then use the inventory to furnish homes for needy families. Items on Humble’s wish list include:
Pots and pans, kitchen utensils and dishes;
Furniture, area rugs, lights, artwork, pillows and tables;
Shower curtains, linens, bed frames and window treatments; and
Cribs, crib sheets, educational toys, books and toy bins.
Finally, if you’re strong, handy or crafty, Humble will accept the donation of your time – as much or as little as you can spare – as it’s always looking for painters, movers, organizers, Type As or Bs, to lend a hand.