How a $1 Million dollar donation creates a $22M saving + saves almost 7,000 Aussies sleeping on our streets. A must read.
The media from TMZ TV to financial papers are all filled with incredible people blessed with talents and successes us regular folks could only dream of.
A regular Joe could never do what those we read about in magazines can.
The regular Joe tries valiantly - but it’s like running a race against Usain Bolt.
Today, with no government funding regular mum and dad donors help Backpack Bed for Homeless give a study proven Backpack Bed and or our Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag to a homeless person without shelter every two hours.
Tragically however, the need is every 11 minutes. Hence 10,000’s of Aussies sleeping on our streets tonight simply miss out with no other solution but to sleep rough wherever they can outside.
What do you mean miss out - the need is every 11 minutes?
The absolute latest 2016 government figures explain that 49,200 Aussies will sleep on our streets during the year*. And that was before the COVID-19 nightmare.
Forget all the other definitions and categories of homeless which are 10,000’s more. This nightmare is about the 49,200 who will have no choice but to sleep outside because there is no shelter available.
To stop this human tragedy across Australia it is simple numbers.
If we can make more Backpack Beds and Fire Retardant Sleeping Bags we can help more homeless without shelter. Simple.
Backpack Bed $110 + Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag $35 = $145
$145 = one grateful Aussie sleeping on our street.
49,200 Aussies sleeping on our streets = $7,134,000
Backpack Beds (swags) SAVE LIVES
Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across Brisbane to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.
Street tough material
Full Body Protection
4 season summer & winter
Fabric + Mattress 190cm x 55cm
Water & Wind Proof
Protects against winter chills
Full Body Mosquito Net
Stop bites on hot summer nights
Adjustable shoulder & chest straps
4 pockets - store over 20kg
Secret lockable pocket
With brass key lock
How does every Aussie on our street get this donation?
We already partner with 750+ homeless agencies across Australia who are experienced in distributing Backpack Beds and our fire retardant sleeping bags to homeless on our streets. They just need more.
Did you know a University study** showed that every Backpack Bed distributed saves the community $3,319+ in community health, justice costs and more?
$1 million dollar donation = helps 6,896 homeless without shelter with a Backpack Bed & Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag @ $145 each.
6,896 x $3,319 = $22,887,824 of Social Return on Investment to the Australian community.
Whoever did that would be a national hero for humanity. A hero who would be flooded with tears from Aussies suffering on our streets.
So who saves homeless Aussies more? Famous wealthy person Vs. Regular Joe’s?
Who cares. Paramedics are continually picking up dead hypothermic homeless bodies off our streets across Australia.
A wise man once said it’s not about equal giving … rather it’s about equal sacrifice.
For the love of all things great and holy and more – please donate big.
* ABS 2016
** 180 Degrees consulting 2018