Home is where there heart is, but what about those who have no place to call home? What about their hearts?
It can be easy to overlook those we see on street corners and cruelty is everywhere whether you’re working in a high rise corner office or living in a shelter downtown.
One thing is certain — kindness makes a huge difference.
One non-profit based in Michigan has set out on a mission to spread a little more kindness where it’s needed most.
“Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty house into a warm, welcoming and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods,” the organization’s website reads.
What a wonderful mission to be part of! Imagine if your job was to bring life and hope back to those who’ve lost it.
I’d say Humble Design ought to change its name to “Blessing Patrol” (or something along that line, but far less corny.)
You might just agree when you see how they blessed a mother and her daughter. Sixty-two-year-old Ann Martin had been living in a homeless shelter with her 11-year-old daughter Nina for seven months.
That may sound like a short period of time in the grand scheme of things, but for a mom who just wants a place for her child to call home, it probably seemed like an eternity.
Thankfully things started looking up for this family of two when they were able to find a home in Detroit — one that would be their very own.
Still, they had nothing to their name. No furniture or housewares. That’s where Humble Design came in. The organization took to turning the house into a cozy home — a home for Ann’s and Nina’s hearts.
Watch as they walk across the threshold for the first time. Their reactions are priceless. If you’re wearing headphones, you may want to turn the volume down just a tad, too.
Nina’s squeal is perfect. She and her mom are so grateful for this new chance at life together. “We can not ever express how grateful we are, and how much this has changed everything for us,” Ann told Daily Mail.
“Every day when Nina comes in after school, she goes right to her desk and does her homework because she loves being in her new room so much.”
If you’d like to learn more about how Humble Design helps the homeless, visit their website. You can donate furniture or become a volunteer if you happen to live in the area as well.
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