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Creating a brighter future

Thrive Communities are net zero carbon emission single family home subdivisions that are created for those on the verge of homelessness.

They are designed by a renowned San Francisco based architect and developed and furnished by our founder, who is a nationally recognized interior designer and home developer.

We are creating communities across the U.S. that provide well designed, carbon neutral small homes built for a world where homes must be constructed with the fight against climate change in mind. Each community will have its own communal garden and meeting space.

Creating a brighter future

Thrive Communities are net zero carbon emission single family home subdivisions that are created for those on the verge of homelessness.

They are designed by a renowned San Francisco based architect and developed and furnished by our founder, who is a nationally recognized interior designer and home developer.

We are creating communities across the U.S. that provide well designed, carbon neutral small homes built for a world where homes must be constructed with the fight against climate change in mind. Each community will have its own communal garden and meeting space.

Our first campaign will be to build 100 Homes for 100 Families. The word family is however you want to interpret it, from a family of 5 to a single member household with a pet.

100 homes for 100 families

How it works

Recipients will be awarded a brand new fully furnished green small home under a lease-to-own agreement in Thrive Community.

Kitchen, baths and furnishings designed by an interior designer who has been published in House BeautifulElle Decor and ArchitecturalDigest.com, and called one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today, and was also a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023.

All homes created will be under 1,000 square feet and have net zero carbon emissions.

These homes will be designed and developed by a team that won Remodeling Magazine’s Building of the Year when they first worked on a project together.

Designed & developed by renowned experts

Who’s involved

Lindsay chambers

Lindsay chambers

Founder, Together We Thrive + Thrive Canteen

Before founding Thrive Canteen and Together We Thrive, Lindsay Chambers spent 16 years in the private sector gaining a diverse set of skills and experiences through her work as an interior designer, high-end property developer, avocado and citrus farmer, and founder of a beverage brand.  Over that same period, she developed a passion for tackling the problem of food insecurity in the United States, volunteering at food banks across the nation and hand-delivering over 1000 meals to the unhoused.

In 2023, after seeing how the pandemic had left an increasing number of Americans unable to address even their most basic needs, Lindsay decided to close down her for-profit businesses and launch Thrive Food Bank. Its mission is to improve people’s health and well-being while improving the health of the planet as well. As Lindsay laid the groundwork for the food bank, she realized that to truly address a person’s physical and mental well-being, she needed to take into account their entire ecosystem.

With that in mind, Lindsay created Together We Thrive, a charity dedicated to ensuring every American has access to healthy food, clean water, and supportive shelter. Using the skills she learned while running her real estate development and interior design firm, Lindsay expanded beyond the food bank to create Thrive Communities. She then launched the Thrive Clean Water Lab with the belief that access to clean water should be a fundamental human right. To fund all these efforts, Lindsay leveraged her prior experience in the beverage industry to launch Thrive Canteen, an aluminum-bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to fund Together We Thrive.

Earlier in her career, Lindsay was named as one of “today’s most talented designers” by USA Today and part of the “new guard” of designers by Luxe Magazine.  She was a finalist for HGTV’s Designer of the Year for 2023, and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Luxe Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times. She has also been recognized for her work as a high-end property developer, having developed over 40 homes throughout California.

Lindsay graduated with an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. She received Wake Forest’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award in 2017 and recently served on their board of trustees.

Lindsay’s work for Together We Thrive is pro bono; She does not receive a salary from the organization.