I recently attended the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles, and came back with lots of inspiration. So many creative people—designers, manufacturers, writers, bloggers—doing their things, but one of the most memorable presentations (among many) came from an organization I was only slightly aware of, but that is doing very important work in our industry.
Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit group of volunteers in the design industry who are helping families struggling with homelessness and poverty to make beautiful and welcoming homes for themselves. The organization’s volunteers and sponsors provide and install home interiors for families, including furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food.
In their words: “Our mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design. One household at a time.”
|Home for mom, little boy and baby, before (top) and after (bottom).|
Dwell with Dignity operates out of Dallas, but founder Lisa Robison says several events are in the works for the New York area in the coming months. In the meantime, there are also plenty of opportunities to get involved from afar, regardless of your profession, such as donating time or products, writing for the group’s website, newsletter and blog, marketing and public relations support, building relationships with donors, and more.
(Photos courtesy of Dwell with Dignity)