It's such a privilege to be able to create beautiful designs in homes. However, it's truly disheartening to see our housing crisis in such a fragile state. Could you imagine not having a home?
Just let that sink in.
As a member of the home industry, I believe it is my duty to serve and work to end homelessness. Will you join me? Below, I will be highlighting wonderful organizations and opportunities to serve and contribute in various ways within the housing community.
Charlotte area designers rallied together to volunteer with a local outreach organization. Side by side they prepared home furnishings for those in need, Collectively they served with one shared goal of improving and building community.
580,466 people experienced homelessness across the United States.
Homelessness has increased in the last four consecutive years.
POC are significantly over-represented among people experiencing homelessness.
171,575 people in families with children who experienced homelessness on a single night.
On a single night, 37,252 veterans were experiencing homelessness in the U.S.
Furnish for Good connect well-loved home furnishings to underserved communities through an experience of empowerment. Rather than simply donating the items, Furnish for Good curates and showcases them so that recipients receive more than home furnishings – they receive self-respect and dignity.
Roof Above is a comprehensive homeless service provider serving 1,200 people per day through a spectrum of services ranging from street outreach, day services, emergency shelter, and permanent supportive housing.