Since as much as 20% of street sleeping homeless have suffered hypothermia or frostbite, our goal is to be able to purchase 100 backpack beds and related warming items, one for each unsheltered person in Cleveland we know of (a number of whom are veterans, shelter-resitant, or often live in abandoned buildings), to help save their lives while living on the streets. These amazing waterproof and windproof backpack beds (winner of 7 International product design awards) can roll out to turn into a long mattress / tent-like sleeping area, to help keep the homeless warm and dry.
Click on the videos down below to see a live demo in action, just how profound an impact it can have on someone who is homeless, and how these backpack beds can serve as an excellent tool for homeless outreach teams by helping them build a rapport with these clients in an effort to ultimately try and help get them housing and off of the streets.
While our group often puts together backpacks of items (clothing, personal care, and food) for the homeless, we wanted to see if we could go one step further and get those individuals backpack beds to help keep them safe and warm this winter and beyond. You can learn more about us and our journey on our Facebook page, and in the video at the top.
Thank you all so much for your support!
- Winter Warmth Mission - Cleveland, OH
Live Demo of a Backpack Bed:
A small sample of those we hope to help:
Impact on someone receiving a backpack bed:
Tool for Homeless Outreach Teams:
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