50 Home in 50 Days is a way to help 50 families find sanctuary before the end of the year.
Funded from a combination of in-kind donations from national brands, wholesale manufacturers and with the support of community volunteers, Furnishing Hope helps to provide a fresh start for California families with children and wounded veterans who are transitioning into independent living. Transforming empty spaces into peaceful and comfortable homes, by installing new furniture, mattresses, bedding, bathroom, and kitchenware, which lessens the burden caused by homelessness.
Founder Beth Phillips, Executive Director, Furnishing Hope shares, "Our philosophy is Nothing is more important than home, we believe that having a place to feel safe and secure while looking after one's health and well-being is of utmost importance. For over 30 years, we have turned empty houses into homes, with design and care. Establishing a nurturing environment so that families can recover from loss, adjust to disabilities and regain independence, dignity and stability. Empowering families and the communities they live in to stop the cycle of homelessness and give people the tools to build a brighter future."
Robyn Phillips, Program Director, Furnishing Hope, commented "Creating this initiative, 50 Home in 50 Days, actually started as an ambitious goal at the beginning of the year when we accomplished something we had never done before. Starting in April, and finishing in June as the world literally came to a stop, we installed 75 homes in 3 months.
Stating that due to California's shutdown due to Covid-19, Furnishing Hope saw an opportunity to ramp up their installations and help even more families while there was less activity and traffic. Further sharing that adapting to coronavirus safety protocols and physical distancing was managed by gaining access before each family moved in. Instead of installing spaces that were inhabited by family members and also worrying about how to keep everyone safe.
Robyn added, "As we approach this holiday season, and have made it through one of the toughest years in our nation's history - it's truly heartwarming to know that with our efforts 50 more families will be sleeping in homes and finally feeling secure. That each of the families we are fortunate enough to help may have the opportunity to share a meal with their loved ones instead of being in a shelter or living on the streets. Brings an overwhelming joy as we continue to help people start new chapters and rebuild their lives."
To donate in support of Furnishing Hope's 50 Homes in 50 Days, drop off locations and local pickups are being scheduled for new furniture, lighting, mirrors, children's items, toys, rugs and wall decor. For an appointment to donate call their FH Home Retail Store at 949.524.5937.
Visit their location:
FH HOME Retail Store @The Tustin Marketplace
Hours: Monday -Saturday 11-7 pm and Sun 11-6 pm 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782.
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Ways To Give: https://furnishinghope.org/ways-to-give/.
Furnishing Hope is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-denominational, organization
Furnishing Hope's Accomplishments:
Furnished over 800 homes and provided over 2,000 beds with the help of 5,000 volunteers.
Furnished 483 homes for our wounded military heroes.
Furnished over 300 homes for single-parent families transitioning out of homelessness.
In 2017 we opened the FH Home Retail Store in Newport Beach, CA to serve as our Social Enterprise.
In 2019 we launched the National Pillow Project which was launched to do more to help families break the cycle of poverty. Our recipients are taught to sew and paid for each pillow sewn earning up to $400 a month.
In 2020 we expanded and relocated our FH Home Retail Store @ The Tustin Marketplace.
Furnished and decorated 60 homes built by Habitat for Humanity. Eleven homes in the San Juan Capistrano project for military families.
Furnished 36 apartments for Orangewood Foundation's Rising Tide Community.
Furnished three homes and one 22-bed facility, sheltering 60 homeless, disabled veterans in Anaheim & Garden Grove.
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