Design Studio by Raymond is dedicated to making a positive impact within the Southwest Florida community. We are honored to support our neighbors by giving back to local charities and invite you to learn more about some of the organizations that are making a difference within our community.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Habitat Collier ReStores may differ in selection, but they share a common goal: to raise funds and awareness of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County’s mission. The sale of gently used donated items helps to fund the building of homes for families in need. At the Habitat ReStores, donations do more. Businesses and individuals who make tax-deductible donations of reusable construction items, furniture and more are making a big difference. They’re helping to keep reusable items out of landfills, supplying the community with quality goods at discounted prices, and making it possible for Habitat to build more homes. Proceeds from the sale of donated items go to help fund the cost of building affordable homes for deserving families in Collier County and around the world.
Project HELP is a nonprofit organization that works to ease the pain of those affected by rape, violence, crime or loss of a loved one. They provide their community with access to their 24 hour Crisis and Referral Helpline, Sexual Assault Response Services, Crime Victim Advocacy, Sudden Death Response and Crisis Intervention Services. Project HELP believes in enriching lives. This program allows the survivors to heal, and to make each day a better day than the others.
Valerie’s House is a nonprofit organization who provides a safe place for children ages 4 to 19, who have lost a loved one. They are there for children to share and experience support with others who have also lost someone. Valerie’s house also offers school services if your school has been touched by death. Their goal is to help children work through the loss of a loved one and not grieve alone.
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) is a nonprofit organization that provides safe and confidential services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. They offer different services to aid the victims by having counseling programs, advocacy programs, crisis response programs, as well as children and teen programs. ACT’s external vision is to develop a community where all individuals are safe, respected and valued; where any form of violence is unacceptable and for all individuals in the community have access to resources that teach and support a fear-free environment.
St. Matthew’s House
St. Matthew’s House works to eliminate poverty at their base. Through their numerous programs, their ministry is able to initiate a second chance at life for many facing their toughest times. Their homeless shelter and feeding ministry have opened their doors to countless lives without taking a day off. Their mission is to help those who need a helping hand. Their programs are case managed, through love and discipline, to address the underlying issues that prevent the clients from achieving independence.
Family to Family Kids’ Crisis Closet
Family to Family is a nonprofit organization that is a community closet that offers Foster Care families and others in desperate situations free necessities. They provide gently used clothes, toys, books, baby gear, beds (when available), linens, toiletries, furniture, kitchen and household items for children and for the people caring for them. Family to Family’s goal is to provide everything that these kids need and will also enjoy. They want the kids to be proud of the stuff they own and the donations allow them to do that.