Stared in 2009 by Lisa Robison, Dwell with Dignity is dedicated to helping mothers and their children escape poverty and homelessness through volunteering design time, monetary & household good donations to turn their dwellings into beautiful homes to help them get back on their feet through nurturing, functional and inspired surroundings. One of the first public appearances of the Dwell with Dignity organization was on the Nate Berkus Show in the summer of 2011.
Their tag: #inspiringlivesbydesign
Can you imagine how the lucky Mom and her daughter – that got to go from this before to this after – shown below – all done through volunteer time, contributions and labor, now feels?
And earlier this year, Dwell with Dignity partnered with Dallas Market Center on a home for this Mom that had gone to Midland High School. For those of you new to Hadley Court, Midland is where Leslie and her family have lived for generations and where Leslie practices design at Chancellor Interiors.
I get goosebumps just looking at these pictures. It is so easy for those of us more blessed to take for granted what a clean, pretty home can mean for our sense of belonging and well being.
Dwell with Dignity makes so much possible – all with volunteer labor and contributions from manufacturers and all those who believe in their mission that lives can be improved forever through a beautifully designed home.
Dwell with Dignity has also expanded to Atlanta and several of our design friends there were involved in a recent redo, where the joy of the homeowner is perfectly captured on the blog of fellow #BlogTourVegas goers, Atlanta designers Kelly Murray Kole and Joanne Carlozzo Kandrac.
Take a peek at the full reveal here on their blog and prepare to grab your Kleenex!
Now, Hadley Court readers, we would like to invite you to donate to Dwell with Dignity, whatever amount is comfortable for you, if that’s possible, so Dwell with Dignity can continue to inspire lives through design.
Here’s the link:
And, if it’s not possible for you to donate money, here are all the other ways you can get involved to help Dwell With Dignity [ they even have a Bloggers Circle – check it out on the link below!]
and lastly, we invite you to LIKE their Facebook Page so your own friends can find out more about what Dwell with Dignity is doing to help homeless Moms and their children get back on their feet.
They have almost 6000 LIKES, can we help them make that 10,000 or more? Are you in?
Click here and let’s see if we can do it!
and for more inspiring before and afters, click here, and we invite you to please share this post with YOUR friends, so everyone can find out about how they can help Dwell with Dignity and be inspired by changing lives through design!
Leslie Hendrix Wood
Founder, Editor In Chief
Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions.
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