"A house where a woman feels safe, is a home." - UNKNOWN
With the issue of family homelessness remaining at crisis levels, Pen+Napkin is engaged in a strategic plan to change the future one family at a time. Families that have overcome their struggles and have reached the goal of housing are still only on the edge of calling a place home. A roof over your head is nice, but if there is only a floor to eat and sleep on it's a far cry from the permanence of home. Designers with Pen+Napkin work with their communities to collaborate in creating a home for families in need. We collectively gain furniture, bedding and housewares to create a permanence within struggling families new homes. Because with permanence comes pride, and pride in one's home brings hope for their success in the future.
Our next loving family in need is a single mother of two. Having come from a broken family full of abuse and neglect it was difficult for her to see there was much else the world could offer than pain and sadness. Running away as a teen lead to poor choices and anxiety. Her turning point came when the same cycle was affecting her 10 year old whom tried to take her own life. The stress of failure and hopelessness sent her spiraling straight to homelessness trying to live out of hotels. Thankfully Social Services helped her into a program for transitional living and back on track to a better life. She has successfully graduated from their program due to great efforts to bring stability to her mental state and a safe environment for her family.
With your help we can bolster her efforts of continued healing and closure of the abuse cycle by helping furnish her new place. It doesn't take much to turn an empty 2 bedroom apartment into a safe space for this family. With your donations we can provide beds, dressers, a couch, a dining set and all the housewares everyone needs when starting out. Please help us support this family in our community transform and empty space into a safe place to call home.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND A RECEIPT WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL FOR TAX PURPOSES. PEN + NAPKIN IS A 501 C 3 APPROVED CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT ID: 47-1269767
Your gift is changing the life of a deserving family!