Humble Design is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving families, veterans and individuals emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty houses into uplifting homes with donated furniture. Across the country, Humble Design warehouses are curated and stocked by design teams that personalize homes by providing a dignified, life changing experience for clients. Humble Design currently operates in Detroit, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego. Since its formation in 2009, Humble Design has served over 1450 families nationwide. Humble Design San Diego partners with local homeless, Veteran, and abuse shelters to service families who are in the process of moving into low-income housing, and rebuilding their home lives. Humble Designers meet with the individuals to learn about their preferences, hopes and dreams. The magic happens as the Humble Design team and volunteers transform empty walls into a dignified home in only 4 hours. The result is a home environment that provides hope and dignity, allowing the families to focus on building a better future. With Humble's help only 1% of families return back to homelessness within 12 months.
Humble Design expanded its mission to San Diego in August 2018. With the support of the community Humble Design has furnished over 90 homes within 18 months. Humble Design San Diego has impacted over 240 people, including 110 children and 15 veterans. Humble Design San Diego's incredible volunteers have logged an average over 5,000 volunteer hours per year. By 2021, Humble Design San Diego’s aim is to double their impact by furnishing two homes per week.
Humble Design and PEERS Network:
In December of 2018 PEERS Network changed the lives of two San Diego families leaving homelessness by sponsoring them to have fully furnished homes. Since June 2019 the Humble Design San Diego Advisory Board is honored to have John Rubey, a PEERS Network member, as part of our team. In September 2019 PEERs Network chose Humble Design as their beneficiary of their PEERS Casino Royale Gala. PEERS Network donated $50,000 to Humble Design San Diego's operation from their PEERS GALA in 2019. In 2019 PEERS Network sponsored the Founder of Humble Design, Treger Strasberg, to attend Harvard non-profit extension program. With the help of PEERS Network Humble Design has thrived in San Diego and changed the lives of over 240 San Diegans leaving homelessness.
"The Harvard experience that PEERS has so graciously donated has been a game changer-for not only me but for the charity. The institutional knowledge that I have gained and then passed along to the company has propelled us in a new direction. I have taken my classes earlier in the week and then created “huddles” where the whole company gets to hear and learn the lessons that I’ve gathered that week. It is truly a priceless experience. I cannot think Peers enough for this opportunity." - Founder of Humble Design Treger Strasberg
We're grateful for PEERS sponsoring 2 families! With your help we were able to furnish 2 homes within 4 hours just in time for the holidays! Here is the link to the Photos: PEERS Humble Design 2 Homes and Videos: Tim and Heather Reveal Video Ashley Family Reveal Video.
PEERS Humble Design 2 Homes
About the families:
Tim and Heather and their two children fell on hard times with losing their mobile home and were given a motel voucher. They stayed in motels until the voucher ran out and they went to ECTLC for a year. Tim and Heather worked so hard to get back on their feet. Heather was recently employed full-time by the airport and continues to work at Target part time. Heather works tirelessly, a graveyard shift and a day shift so they can maintain the expenses of the home. They were so appreciative and watch their reaction on amazing reveal video: Tim and Heather Reveal Video
Ashley, is a single mother of two boys, her younger son was born disabled with cerebral palsy. He is completely disabled and confined to a wheel chair all of his life, with no ability to care for himself. Additionally her husband was diagnosed with cancer one year after their youngest was born, her husband lost his battle to cancer and passed away. Humble Design is grateful to furnish Ashley's home and she was truly grateful for her new furnished home Watch the emotional reaction: Ashley Family Reveal Video
Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty house into a warm, welcoming and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods.
Across the country, Humble Design warehouses are curated and stocked by design teams that personalize homes by providing a dignified, life changing experience for clients.
We believe in restoring dignity to every family that has suffered homelessness.