Donor Advised Fund - help homeless

Dignity is a human right

How can my Donor Advised Fund help the homeless

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle that allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and make grants from the fund over time.

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a registered 501(c)3 charity and can receive charitable contributions from Donor Advised funds. Your Donor Advised fund can make an immediate practical difference to the homeless people in your local community.

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Tony Clark

Message from our Founder

Backpack Beds SAVE LIVES.

"In 2007 I wondered why homeless people (who don't have shelter and are sleeping on our streets) were not given bedding to keep them alive.

This led to my wife Lisa and I designing the Backpack Bed and starting the charity Backpack Bed for Homeless in Australia. The Backpack Bed program has since been used in 8 countries and saved thousands of lives.

In 2017 Backpack Bed for Homeless Inc. was founded to help homeless across the USA.

The Backpack Bed is an emergency bed - it looks like a backpack, weighs only 6.6lbs and rolls out into an all-weather protected bed with mattress. The Backpack Bed has been study proven to improve dignity, sleep, health, warmth, comfort and safety. It has been awarded 7 International product Design awards.

People like you can make a difference by donating to help fund more Backpack Beds for our friends on the street for people who need your help tonight."

Tony Clark
Founder & Chairman, Backpack Bed for Homeless Inc.


How The Homeless Backpack Bed Program Works

Backpack Bed for Homeless partners with homeless services across America to distribute our study proven Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless without shelter.

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a 501(c)3 charity that relies on the support of Americans to help give back safety to people living on the streets. Your Donor Advised Fund can help homeless survive a night on the streets by protecting them from the harsh weather climates that can happen at night.

You can either nominate a local homeless program or ask us to recommend one that needs Backpack Beds in your area.

Backpack Bed - lightweight

Lightweight 6.6lbs

Street tough material

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Full Body Protection

4 season summer & winter


Fire Retardant

Fabric + Mattress 6ft 3" x 22"


Water & Wind Proof

Protects against winter chills

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Full Body Mosquito Net

Stop bites on hot summer nights


Ergonomic Backpack

Adjustable shoulder & chest straps

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Storage Pockets

4 pockets - store over 44lb


Secret lockable pocket

With brass key lock

552,830 Americans are homeless and needlessly suffering tonight

1 in every 588 Americans is homeless.

194,467 people will sleep on the street across the USA tonight (HUD 2018).

The ten states with the highest homeless rates account for 55% of the homeless population - CA, NY, FL, TX, WA, MA, OR, PA, IL, CO.

18% are chronically homeless (HUD 2018).

7% are unaccompanied youth under 25 (HUD 2018).

7% are veterans (HUD 2018).

Facts About Homelessness in the USA

Every night thousands of Americans are putting their life at risk by sleeping on the street. No ones thinks they will end up homeless and can be traumatic when it does happen.


Homelessness can be caused by

Family violence

Mental health issues

Physical health issue e.g. accident at work and bills mount up

Loss of employment, under-employment or inability to gain a new job

Limited housing / rental stress

Drug and alcohol addiction (which can occur AFTER being homeless)

Traumatic Experiences

One or a combination of these factors can lead to someone becoming homeless. Sometimes homelessness can occur due to someone moving to a new area and losing their job, and not having any support to help. Other times it can be something as simple as not being able to afford housing.

Homelessness can affect anyone at any time. The tiniest life change can cause someone to lose everything they have in a blink of an eye. It's a terrible place for anyone to be in as you will never know what will happen to you on the streets.

Whatever the reason - Americans sleeping on our streets need immediate shelter to survive.

You can make a difference to someones life today

Please contact is to discuss how a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) can help homeless people in your local community.

How your donated Backpack Bed makes a difference

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