Our goal is to transform lives through design, inspiring families to maintain a standard of living in which they can thrive.
Dwell with Dignity partners with local social services agencies that have programs in place to take families from homelessness and poverty to self-sufficiency. These agencies nominate families that have made a commitment to self-sufficiency and changing their life. Oftentimes, after a family has received all of the counseling, training, and support from our partner agencies, they find themselves struggling to provide a home in which they can thrive. Dwell with Dignity addresses this critical economic need through our mission.
In addition to serving individual families, we have expanded on our mission to transform lives through design by serving the community, which we do in numerous ways. As outlined below in Our Needs, we are now transforming community spaces, helping to boost the efforts of our nonprofit partners who tirelessly serve DFW communities. We are also working to develop social impact marketplaces, drawing upon our deep retail experience gained through running our Thrift Studio luxe thrift concept. Through these new retail experiences, patrons can enjoy shopping that will benefit nonprofits and mission-driven for-profit businesses, knowing they are reinvesting in their community with every purchase.
In order to bring the benefits of design to our clients, we rely on the support of our community, especially through the patronage of our month-long Thrift Studio pop-up store, where designer furniture, decor, and one-of-a-kind art are sold at a steep discount to the general public, with all proceeds going back directly to benefit our mission. The revenue from this pop-up amounts to roughly 60% of our annual revenue, making it a critical arm of our social enterprise.
While Thrift Studio covers some of the costs for serving families and communities throughout the year, funding from North Texas Giving Day is essential to Dwell with Dignity to meet the demand experienced throughout the year.
Your support of Dwell with Dignity on North Texas Giving Day ensures that we can make an impact on more individuals, families, and organizations through designing better spaces for community partners who are otherwise limited in resources.