Humble Design, a Metro-Detroit based non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families in need, is launching a new campaign on November 17th to help raise money to provide beds and home furnishings for families in need. To date, Humble Design has furnished the homes of 436 deserving Detroit-area families.
“Every night, too many kids have to sleep on the floor,” said CEO/co-founder Treger Strasberg. “We believe that every child should have a bed to sleep in and to jump on. That’s one of the joys of being a child.”
While Humble Design currently services only Detroit families, they hope to expanded their reach not only statewide, but nationwide. There are roughly 16,000 homeless people in Detroit and more than 600,000 across the United States. Included in that number are more that 50,000 American children under the age of 18.
Most people take having a bed for granted. Humble Design is asking America to participate in the Jump on the Bed Challenge. Record yourself or loved ones jumping on their beds, donating to Humble Design, and then challenging your friends to do the same. Using the social media hashtag #humblejump, Humble design will feature videos and posts on their official website. All proceeds raised will benefit hundreds of families in need of beds and furnishings.
“You’d be amazed by what we see,” said Julie Nagle, Director of Humble Design. “These children bypass the toys and games we provide and run to their bed. For most it is the first bed they have ever called their own.”
About Humble Design
Humble Design is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping homeless families in need. Humble Design turns four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by repurposing gently used household goods. Humble Design partners with local area homeless and abuse shelters to identify families who are emerging out of shelters. Many of theses families are victims of abuse and have left behind all personal items upon escaping and entering an emergency shelter. When these families move into their new residence, Humble Design comes in and makes their house a home! Giving them back their dignity and hope for the future!
This is how Humble Design transforms lives! These twin brothers and their mother were both sleeping on a pile of blankets. They now each have their own bed. Jump till you drop boys!