Dwell with Dignity

A nonprofit organization

$19,674 raised by 160 donors

39% complete

$50,000 Goal

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. 

Our Needs

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. 

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Mission

Our mission is to transform lives through design.

Equity Statement

Dwell with Dignity is committed to being a driving force for social equity in the North Texas community. We seek diversity and inclusion in everything we do, which should be a critical expectation of an organization whose clients are more than 90% people of color.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion on every front, whether it's in our staffing, our leadership, or those who serve on our board.

In addition, we have developed our Diversity in Design initiative, to open up the design profession to a broader spectrum of representation. Through this program, we help emerging diverse designers gain exposure with the larger community of Dwell with Dignity patrons, corporate sponsors, and supporting foundations.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Dwell with Dignity

Tax id (EIN)

26-4658235

Guidestar

Causes

Community Improvement, Housing, Shelter & Homelessness, Mental/Behavioral Health

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1127 Conveyor Lane
Dallas, TX 75247

Phone

214-599-7974

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