I'm raising funds for Backpack Bed for Homeless
Please help me raise funds for backpack beds. We run a community kitchen at my work which provides free food for people in need. As well as a hot meal twice a week, we also give out regular food hampers. Every week I encounter people who are doing it tough and although we can help with food, most people are in desperate need of accommodation. I live in an area where affordable housing is difficult to come by, rentals are snatched up really quickly and the community housing waiting list is 5-10 years. This past week I had been trying to help a homeless lady get emergency accommodation through various local organisations but without any luck. Refuge's were booked out and we were told that nothing can be done for her until the following week. This meant that she had to sleep on the street until someone got back to her with another option. We had already given out all of our backpack beds to other homeless people and are currently on the waiting list to receive more. This meant the best I could do for her was a blanket from my car and a pillow from the office. Backpack beds are an incredible resource for people who are sleeping rough and I'd like to raise funds to help supply more homeless people with a comfortable bed. It feels like the only thing in my power I can do at this time.