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HOMELESS in GEELONG

Dignity is a human right

Have you seen someone in Geelong who is homeless - sleeping on the street?

Do you wish they had a portable shelter - Backpack Bed (swag)?

Fact. There are not enough shelters and governments ignore the basic human right to shelter and dignity.

432 people will sleep rough on the street across Geelong this year (ABS 2016).

16% increase in the number of people sleeping on the street in Geelong (ABS 2011 vs ABS 2016).

up to 21% of homeless Aussies sleeping on the streets have suffered cold/wet illnesses hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot (MS2H 2011).

Backpack Beds (swags) SAVE LIVES

Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across Victoria, including in Geelong, to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.

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

You can make a difference in Geelong - Donate today

Our program is not government funded. However, the sad reality is - the only barrier stopping us from handing more Backpack Beds to folks you see on the street - is your powerful donation. 

How your donated Backpack Bed makes a difference

Backpack Bed for Homeless thank you postcard
Thank you notes from homeless Backpack Bed recipients
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