Why We're “Humbled” to Give Back With Humble Design

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At Naturepedic, we're not just passionate about creating a healthier home environment through our GOTS certified organic mattresses and more. We're equally committed to giving back and impacting lives beyond the boundaries of our homes. That's why we're proud to collaborate with Humble Design – an organization dedicated to tackling one of the most pressing issues of our times: homelessness. 

Since 2017, the number of unhoused individuals has been on the rise, making the dream of a safe and furnished home seem unattainable for many. Humble Design steps in here, turning this dream into a reality for countless people. Here’s how they do it.

Who Is Humble Design? 

Humble Design is a non-profit organization making remarkable strides in addressing the epidemic of homelessness. Their mission is simple yet profound: to furnish homes for individuals and families emerging from homelessness. What sets Humble Design apart is their approach. They believe that creating a dignified, welcoming home environment is a crucial step in helping individuals rebuild their lives after the traumatic experience of homelessness.

Founded on the principles of empathy and sustainability, Humble Design collaborates with local communities to source newly donated or gently used furniture and household goods. These items are then thoughtfully curated and transformed into comfortable and personalized living spaces for those who are starting over.

The Humble Design Approach

Humble Design works closely with each individual or family to understand their needs, preferences and dreams for their new home. This personalized touch goes a long way in not just furnishing a house but creating a home that resonates with the new occupants' personalities and stories.

Volunteers and staff members put in tireless efforts to ensure that every piece of furniture, every decor item and every small detail reflects the new homeowner's tastes and needs. This approach is not just about providing shelter; it's about restoring dignity, hope and a sense of belonging. 

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Why The Humble Model Works

Humble Design’s success lies in its holistic approach. This work is not just about physical furnishings – it's about emotional rejuvenation and social reintegration. By transforming an empty space into a warm, inviting home, Humble Design helps instill a sense of stability and security in those who have experienced the uncertainty of homelessness.

Moreover, the organization's work has shown significant results in preventing return-to-homelessness. Statistics reveal that families and individuals assisted by Humble Design are far less likely to return to shelters compared to those who don’t receive such support. This model works because it addresses not just the physical needs but also the emotional and psychological healing necessary after experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Humble Design’s impact.

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Humble Design Is Helping the Planet, too

Humble Design's work is not just socially impactful but also environmentally sustainable. By repurposing gently used furniture and household items, the organization diverts tons of waste from landfills each year. This ethos aligns perfectly with Naturepedic’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Together, we're not just transforming lives but also doing our part in protecting the planet.

Here's How You Can Get Involved

Humble Design’s mission resonates deeply with us at Naturepedic, and we believe it will with you too. There are numerous ways to get involved and support this noble cause by giving back – here are a few.

Give: What You Have

If you're redecorating, downsizing, or simply have items you no longer need, consider donating your gently used furniture to Humble Design. Your beloved items can find a new home and bring comfort and joy to families in need. This not only supports Humble Design's mission but also promotes sustainability by giving a second life to furniture. Learn more.

Give: Your Time

Join the incredible team of volunteers at Humble Design who dedicate their time and skills to design and set up homes. Our team volunteered for a “deco day” earlier this month, and we’re still smiling. Whether you’re good at organizing, decorating, or simply want to lend a helping hand, your efforts can make a tangible difference in the lives of those transitioning out of homelessness. Learn more.

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Give: Funds

Monetary donations are crucial for the ongoing success of Humble Design. Your financial support helps cover the costs of storage, transportation, and other operational expenses. Every dollar donated contributes directly to changing lives and creating welcoming homes. Donate here!

Give: Your Voice 

Awareness is a powerful tool. Share Humble Design’s mission with your friends, family, and social networks. The more people know about this organization, the more support it can receive. Sometimes, simply talking about a cause can spark interest and lead to meaningful contributions. (You can follow our local Humble Design on Instagram @humbledesigncleveland or nationally at @humbledesignnational)

Our collaboration with Humble Design Cleveland is more than a partnership. It's a shared vision of a world where everyone has a safe and comfortable place to call home – something we’ve always been pretty passionate about at Naturepedic. 

As we continue to work toward providing healthier and more sustainable ways of living, we're “humbled” and inspired to extend our impact beyond our products, into the heart of the community. 

We invite you to join us and Humble Design in this meaningful journey of transforming lives, one home at a time. Learn more about our collaboration with: #TogethernessToEndHomelessness #NoMoreOnTheFloor