Category: Housing and homelessness

At 12 years old, this designer, dancer, and scholar sets out to help children in homeless shelters

Meet Shaumba Subira, a 7th grader with so many interests and talents ranging from dance and designing original pieces through her own company Designs by OneHeart, to very importantly, helping girls in need. Shaumba Subira has remarkable role models in her life most notably her mother, also named Shaumba-Yandje. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of OrigiNation, a  youth dance… Read more →

Books, rain boots, and dog food!

Some companies you should remember the next time you shop online or are in stores selling these products. Charitable giving is a part of their mission statement and corporate culture. Every time you buy a book through Better World Books, they donate a book to one of several organizations. Make this your online book retailer and promote literacy at the same time.… Read more →

Independent homewares stores Didriks and Local Root support Furnishing Hope

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts is a Cambridge, MA based nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to help Boston area families transitioning out of homelessness. They provide furniture, home goods, and moving services to these families. To date, Furnishing Hope has provided home essentials to over 160 Boston area families. For four years, through their annual Switch Up campaign in October,… Read more →