Treger Strasberg of Birmingham Earns Volunteer of the Year Award
(Michigan Community Service Coalition, July 13, 2017)
Berkley, MI – Among the 49 winners of 2017 Governor’s Service Awards were six people or groups from Oakland County, including Treger Strasberg of Birmingham.
The winners are individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy. “These individuals and organizations are role models for other people to follow. The impact they have on other people’s lives is incredible,” Snyder said. “They show us how to overcome obstacles and do good things for other people. They demonstrate tremendous spirit and we are thrilled to recognize them.”
The Governor’s Service Awards winners will be honored during a special ceremony hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission on Monday, Aug. 21, at the Detroit Opera House. The event will also commemorate the Michigan Community Service Commission’s 25th anniversary.
Volunteer of the Year Award: honors an individual who strives to improve the lives of neighbors, friends, community or congregation through volunteerism
TREGER STRASBERG of Birmingham saw homeless families in Detroit moving into houses from the shelter, but knew they need more than just a structure to make it a home. With 10 years of advertising and marketing experience, Treger decided to use her personal skill set to start her own nonprofit. In 2009, Treger co-founded Humble Design, a nonprofit that repurposes gently used home goods and furniture to provide comfortable home interiors for homeless families. The group starts by getting the families off the floor and into beds. They then move in the other essentials: Lamps, desks, dressers, pots and pans and kitchen tables, transforming the home into a place of rest and recovery. Since its inception, Humble Design has serviced over 800 families in Detroit alone and have now expanded nationwide with the help of U-Haul. “For the mothers, I see relief. For the children, I see comfort and overwhelming joy,” Treger said.
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