In May 2017, King County released the results of its annual point-in-time homeless count and found that nearly 12,000
people were experiencing some form of homelessness, and over 50% were families,
youth and veterans. We also know from HUD statistics that despite the
best efforts of existing social services, 50% of people who have moved to transitional
housing return to being homeless within one year.
Can you imagine a community
of friends and neighbors coming together to help break this
cycle of homelessness in the Puget Sound? We can! You're invited
to join us on October 26 at the Blue Ridge Club House to learn how the
Design, has helped more than 820 families and veterans in Detroit
and Chicago regain their dignity and rebuild their lives. Humble Design has its
sights set on Seattle - we need your help.
Humble Design | Seattle Fundraiser
Please join us and meet Humble Design Founder Treger Strasberg, who
will be in town to participate in the Microsoft Giving Campaign. She will share
what this successful non-profit has done to help break the cycle of
homelessness in Detroit and Chicago, and how they've earned the
sponsorship of U-Haul, CB2 and others. Their simple formula of repurposing
gently used household goods and designing safe, secure and welcoming homes also
saves millions of dollars of government funding. With Humble Design's
services, less than 1% of these clients return to being
homeless. They have big plans for our region and we want you to be a
part of it!
Delicious appetizers, beer, wine,
non-alcoholic beverages will be served ... and you know we throw great parties!
Tickets are $25 each. Please register online at https://humbledesign.ejoinme.org/Seattle
or by filling out the form below and returning it to us. If you are
unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please do so online or via
the form below. Receipts will be mailed for all donations.
The Humble Design | Seattle Fundraiser will sell out fast, so reserve
your tickets today!
About Humble Design
Humble Design is a non-profit organization based in
Detroit, Michigan and formed in the summer of 2009. They partner with
local agencies and shelters to identify families and veterans that
are transitioning into low-income housing. Many of these families are victims
of abuse and have left behind all of their personal items. Most have no beds,
books, toys or furniture to call their own. Following an agency referral, the
Humble Design team interviews all of the family members and selects goods from
their warehouse of gently-used household donations to meet the needs, and
inspire the dreams of these clients. The end result is something like an
extreme makeover on-a-dime.
Get a sense of their impact through this Today Show feature.
We're looking forward to seeing you on October
Humble Design Blue Ridge team