WE are thrilled to partner with Home Sweet Home, one of the newest and most exciting non-profits in the St. Louis area. The mission of Home Sweet Home is to give families a sense of pride and improve the quality of their lives by providing basic household furnishings to those in need. Research shows this type of support given to people transitioning out of homelessness and other crises provides stability. Lack of stability is one of the biggest factors leading to homelessness in the United States.
As a long-time non-profit leader in St. Louis, Betsy Reznicek knew St. Louis needed a central furniture bank to serve our vulnerable populations and recycle usable goods. She made her vision a reality in the fall of 2015 by starting Home Sweet Home. The organization accepts donations of new and gently used furniture and household goods and works with case-managers at partner agencies to get them to clients in need.
Werremeyer developed the Home Sweet Home logo and tagline, then created business cards and a stationery package to help get the organization’s work a professional brand image. Our team launched an original, responsive website at www.homesweethomestl.org to provide a sophisticated online presence. Highlights of the site include a live social media stream, information for volunteers, and online donation capability.
One way Home Sweet Home has been able to use their website has been to advertise events such as their first “All That Jazz” Open House, held in Home Sweet Home’s downtown St. Louis warehouse. The event featured food, music and a raffle of re-purposed wooden chairs designed by local artists and creative agencies including Werremeyer. The open house raised more than $2,500 for the organization, contributing to their mission of assisting families transitioning out of homelessness.
If you would like to learn more about donating to Home Sweet Home or to learn how to volunteer, please visit their website. Join us in welcoming this exciting new non-profit aimed at combatting homelessness in St. Louis – a cause we can all support.