Dwell With Dignity is interior design with heart. Their mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through beauty and design. One household at a time. Here is their thought process:
If we can change a person’s surroundings, we can change their outlook on life. Exposing children (especially) to a nurturing home environment, that includes good design and art, can inspire a standard of living that will carry-over to future generations. Exposing parents to this same environment will allow them to see the positive impact it has on their family; inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in.
I first heard about this organization from my friends who went to the Designers Blogging Conference this past March. Yes, I missed it. Never again! But, I did keep up a bit. And when I heard about these two women from Dallas, I was enthralled. I’m determined that their message and their inspiration should go far and wide!
Founder, Lisa Robison is an Interior Designer who has spent the past decade raising her children and immersing herself in all things design-related. Her desire to give back to her community and to pursue her passion for design culminated in the concept of Dwell with Dignity. Her partner, Kim Turner, also an Interior Designer, met Lisa when they started design school together. When she first heard about the foundation, she knew it was something, and someone, she wanted to be involved with. They create inspiring homes with the labor of dedicated volunteers; and with the generosity of dedicated donors. Also, by educating all about simple, creative ways to bring good design into their homes. Check out their blog for great DIY tips.
The families they help are dedicated to changing their lives by learning to become self-sufficient. These families will reside in single-family homes and apartments that are provided by social service agencies or attained with the assistance of such agencies. They find their families by working with existing social service organizations that have programs in place to help struggling families. Agencies must have accountability- based programs that address housing, education, career, finance, life skills and children’s needs. Organizations that are approved by their board may nominate families in need.
Everyone can get involved by volunteering, becoming a member, donating money and/or stuff, and pledging your time and money. Let’s help them go national! Are you in? BIG kudos to Lisa and Kim. Thank you for creating a beautiful and welcoming home for people in distress!
Check out the video below and see how it can make a difference. And let everyone you know. You can follow them on Facebook too.
I share with them the belief that lives can truly be inspired by a beautiful and well designed home and that “dwelling with dignity” is something that can be possible for all. Do you?
It’s a Little Bit of Beauty™ for sure!