WHO IS DWELL WITH DIGNITY?
Their mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. Dwell with Dignity's goals are to bring good design to those less fortunate, inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in. They partner with the interior design industry, like SBC Decor, to provide home furnishings to families who have managed to obtain permanent housing, but do not have the funds to purchase the many items needed to make their new residence a home, including all furniture, art, bedding, kitchen supplies, food in the pantry and their first night’s meal.
They feel that if we can change a person’s environment, we can change a person’s outlook on life.
WHO DOES DWELL WITH DIGNITY SERVE?
Dwell with Dignity serves families with children formerly at or below the federal poverty line. The families are nominated to them by existing social service organizations that have programs in place to help struggling families attain self-sufficiency. Agencies must have accountability-based programs that address housing, education, career, finance, life skills and children’s needs. Organizations that are approved by our board may nominate families in need.
While the families are equipped with everything they need to work towards self-sufficiency, they often do not have the resources it takes to make their new space a home. With Dwell with Dignity's help, a huge financial burden is taken off of our families. They can now focus on their job, their children and their future.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Attend an event: Each year, Dwell with Dignity hosts Thrift Studio, a fundraising event and pop-up shop designed to help provide financial viability for chapters both in Dallas at Atlanta. They also host an Opening Night Party, which kicks off this multi-week retail pop up shop where they sell brand-name furniture, art, accessories and designers finds starting at -60% off retail! Dwell with Dignity also have many other events throughout the year hosted by passionate supporters of Dwell with Dignity to financially benefit the organization.
Become a volunteer: The heart of every Dwell with Dignity design is their talented volunteers! Sign up to refurbish and refinish furniture and create artwork for their family homes. Want to help with an family project? See first hand how Dwell with Dignity does what they do. Help them assemble furniture, clean, hang draperies, accessorize and learn a new skill.
Become a sponsor: Help support a family as they transition to independence by becoming an Apartment Sponsor. For $5,000 you will be able to provide a fully-furnished home to a family in need, as well as be hands-on to help design art and furniture just for your family, prepare the apartment, and welcome them home!
Become a donor: Dwell with Dignity is always in need of donations! From financial contributions to in-kind gifts to donated items for our families’ homes, there are many ways to get involved and give back.
DWELL WITH DIGNITY'S RESULTS
· 130 projects completed to date in Dallas and Atlanta
· 72% of our families feel more confident in managing their finances
· 100% of our families feel more in control of their life
· 94% of our parents have seen positive behavior changes in children
· 71% of our parents have seen positive changes in child’s academic performance