When I was asked again to be one of the hostesses of Sneak Peek for bloggers at Dallas Market Center, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the event because I had a conflicting family commitment. I was thrilled, though, that Dallas Market Center generously donated a portion of the admission proceeds from #SneakPeek to Dwell with Dignity.
Dwell with Dignity is a Dallas based non-profit organization whose mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time. Their goal is to bring good design to those less fortunate, inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in.
Here’s just one example of a before and after. Can you imagine the happiness of this Mom and her children upon first seeing this transformation?
Dwell with Dignity works with agencies who work to place homeless families. These agenices nominate families who desire self sufficiency. In turn, Dwell with Dignity furnishes the family’s home, stocks the pantry with groceries and provides the first night’s meal.
Dwell with Dignity furnishes the homes with generous donations from the design community, retailers and the community. Thrift Studio is Dwell with Dignity’s largest fundraiser. Thrift Studio is a bi-annual pop-up shop which sells the overstock of donated, gently used furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public.
Lisa Robinson (left) is the founder of Dwell with Dignity. The concept of Dwell with Dignity was hatched when Lisa had a desire to give back to her community and pursue her passion for design. Lisa strongly believes that good design improves the quality of one’s life.
Kim Turner (right), also an Interior Designer, met Lisa at El Centro in May of 1995 when they started design school together. When Kim first learned about Dwell with Dignity, she knew it was something she wanted to get involved with. Kim shares with Lisa the belief that lives can truly be inspired by design and that dwelling with dignity is something that can be possible for all.
Volunteers are the oil that keeps the giving machine at Dwell with Dignity oiled. If you would like to volunteer, click here to see volunteer opportunities. If you would like to make a financial contribution to Dwell with Dignity, click here.
Please join me in supporting Dwell with Dignity in whatever way you see fit, be it volunteering your time, volunteering your gently used furnishings or giving financially.
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.