Shelly Watts is the Chief Development Officer at Humble Design.
Humble Design was formed in Detroit in 2009 and has expanded to Chicago, Seattle, and San Diego.  Its mission is to serve 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 partners with homeless shelters and social service agencies to find those who would be good candidates.  The furnishing of a home is a three day process.  Day 1, the designers meet with the family to determine their tastes.  Day 2, the designers pick
from the donated goods stored in its warehouse.  Day 3, the home is cleaned and items are moved in.  This typically takes 5 hours and is manned by professional movers and volunteers.  Through its four locations, this process happens seven times a week.
Humble Design is entirely funded by monetary donations and donations of furniture/household goods.  To learn more and watch some very uplifting videos, visit