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Every 2 Hours

a BACKPACK BED is given to a homeless person without shelter.

BUT THE NEED IS EVERY 11 MINUTES*

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Backpack Beds
across Australia
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Homeless Agency
Partners
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Nights of Dignified Sleep^

HOMELESS BACKPACK BED

Backpack Bed - lightweight

Lightweight 3KG

Street tough material

Backpack Bed - full body protection

Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter

Backpack Bed - fire retardant

Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 190cm x 55cm

Backpack Bed - wind & rain protection

Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills

Backpack Bed - mosquito protection

Full Body Mosquito Net

Stop bites on hot summer nights

Backpack Bed - ergonomic

Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

Backpack Bed - pockets

Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 20kg

Backpack Bed - hidden zipped pocket

Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

Hypothermia-Pack

SLEEPING BAG HYPOTHERMIA PACK

Backpack Bed - fire retardant

Fire Retardant

Sleeping bag meets international standards

Backpack Bed - full body protection

Machine Washable

Quick-dry warm Polar Fleece

Backpack Bed - full body protection

Long Lasting

Long-life & chemically safe to international standards

Backpack Bed - wind & rain protection

Wind & Water Protection

Mylar blanket fights hypothermia

HELPING HOMELESS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

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Australian Human Rights Award

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a national registered charity - we help the homeless.

  • In 2019-20 over 82,000 requests for accomodation from homeless across Australia could not be met.**
  • This year over 49,200 Aussies will sleep on the street.*
  • We provide Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless people without shelter - to improve their dignity, health, sleep, warmth, comfort and safety.
  • Our Sleeping Bag Hypothermia Packs help homeless people on the streets, in cars and sleeping on couches.
  • We partner with over 800 homeless agencies across Australia, both big and small, to distribute this life saving assistance including The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Orange Sky plus many more.
  • These partnerships provide both immediate assistance and connect homeless people with their local homeless service.

Our work as a Homeless Charity was awarded an Australian Human Rights Award by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Program Impact

HEALTH

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"protects me from illness"
"helps with warmth so I don't get sicker"

COMFORT

0%

 "stay dry"
"keeps me out of rough weather"

SLEEP

0%

 "sleep better"
"good night's sleep"

Helping Homeless

Our Backpack Bed program immediately improves dignity, health, sleep, warmth, comfort and safety of Homeless people sleeping on our streets and connects them with their local homeless service for longer term solutions.

Program Impact

Helping Homeless

Our Backpack Bed program immediately improves dignity, health, sleep, warmth, comfort and safety of Homeless people sleeping on our streets and connects them with their local homeless service for longer term solutions.

HEALTH

0%

"protects me from illness"
"helps with warmth so I don't get sicker"

COMFORT

0%

 "stay dry"
"keeps me out of rough weather"

SLEEP

0%

 "sleep better"
"good nights sleep"

Karl's Story - Bulletproof vests to homeless

It’s like my own private house now, it means I’m not going to get wet, it means bugs aren’t gonna eat me alive. It means a lot, it’s like someone actually cares.

Karl

Karl's Story - Bulletproof vests to homeless

It’s like my own private house now, it means I’m not going to get wet, it means bugs aren’t gonna eat me alive. It means a lot, it’s like someone actually cares.

Simon's Story - Electrician to homeless

To try and survive living under a bridge…
treated not like a person anymore.
The Backpack Bed saved my sanity…. and life.

Simon's Story - Electrician to homeless

To try and survive living under a bridge… treated not like a person anymore. The Backpack Bed saved my sanity... and life.

PLEASE HELP US

DONATE

Make your tax deductible donation today.

FUNDRAISE

Start your easy online fundraiser or run an event.

AGENCIES

Your homeless agency can join our 800+ partners.

* ABS 2016, Census of Population and Housing. 49,200 Aussies will sleep on the streets this year.
** AIHW 2020, Specialist homelessness services annual report.

^ Calculation based on ABS 2014, General Social Survey.

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