2K Homes Furnished: Humble Design Seattle to Serve 2,000th Client in Fight against Homelessness | State News

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The non-profit organization Humble Design continues to make a difference by disrupting the cycle of homelessness and improving the odds – and lives – of one at-risk family at a time.

The numbers have begun to add up.

On Friday, Humble Design will provide charitable services to its 2,000th client emerging from a homeless shelter. With the help of passionate volunteers, Humble Design does this by transforming empty residences into clean, dignified and welcoming homes through its free professional design services and the repurposing of gently used furnishings donated by the community.

Humble Design Seattle is celebrating this milestone with a special home “deco” and reveal on Aug. 27. Humble Design teams in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and San Diego – where it also operates – will hold events as well to mark 2,000 clients.

U-Haul, a national partner of Humble Design since 2016, will serve as the 2K Family Sponsor. Media is encouraged to attend.



Reveal of furnished home for a family emerging from homelessness


2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27


16700 31st Ave. S., #213, SeaTac, WA 98188


Valarie, a single mom of three boys (ages 6, 3 and 1), fled a domestic

violence situation in another state and spent one month in a homeless

shelter after arriving in Seattle. Now the family, thanks to Valerie’s

strong will and desire to provide for her family, has secured a space of

their own. They could use Humble’s loving touch and services to help

make their new apartment truly feel like a home.


Annemarie Thayer at (206) 909-9925 or [email protected]

“Humble Design Seattle is thrilled to have contributed to our organization’s 2,000 homes furnished,” said Annemarie Thayer, Director of Humble Design Seattle. “Backed by hardworking volunteers and gracious donors, our Seattle team has welcomed 124 families home since our opening in 2018. Humble’s 2,000 homes nationally speaks to the tenacity of our team members, the dedication of our supporters, and ultimately the need for our services. We’re looking forward to increasing our impact and welcoming home even more families.”

Humble Design furnished its 1,000th home in early 2019, nearly 10 years after the project began. Demand and impact have increased dramatically since then as the charity served its second 1,000 clients in two years thanks to expansion and local sponsorships that have ensured sustainability in more markets.

Families take a personal stake in their newly furnished homes, leading to a remarkable success rate – 99 percent to receive Humble Design’s services have escaped the cycle of homelessness. Clients are referred by designated services that work with local shelters.

“U-Haul is proud to sponsor the 2000th family served by Humble Design because we recognize what it means for a family to move forward towards a new life,” stated Sebastien Reyes, U-Haul Vice President of Communications and Humble Design Board Chair. “Every one of us associated with this mission believes in the power of a bed and a roof overhead to change lives.”

Humble Design is a Detroit-born nonprofit that helps families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services. The organization turns empty houses into clean, dignified and welcoming homes — a very simple idea that can change a family’s future. Founded in 2009, the organization primarily serves single parents with children and veterans. Humble Design has brought nobility to nearly 2,000 families nationally through its chapters in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, San Diego and Seattle. humbledesign.org

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