ABOUT US

Dignity is a human right

STUDY PROVEN
SAVES LIVES

TONIGHT 193,000 Americans will sleep on our streets (HUD 2017).

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14% of US street sleeping homeless have suffered hypothermia, frostbite or trenchfoot (S2H 2011).

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92% of Backpack Bed recipients expect to sleep on the street for more than a week.

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Backpack Beds are 100% funded by public donations. Your donation is tax deductible.

STUDY PROVEN
SAVES LIVES

TONIGHT 193,000 Americans will sleep on our streets (HUD 2017).

0%

14% of US street sleeping homeless have suffered hypothermia, frostbite or trenchfoot (S2H 2011).

0%

92% of Backpack Bed recipients expect to sleep on the street for more than a week.

0%

Backpack Beds are 100% funded by public donations. Your donation is tax deductible.

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Australia’s highest honour
– Best Community Organisation 
Awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Est. in Melbourne Australia 2007, national charity Backpack Bed for Homeless (formerly Swags for Homeless) has revolutionised the question of what to do when homeless have no shelter.

Founder Tony Clark and his wife Lisa designed the live saving Backpack Bed to give dignity to homeless turned away from shelter.

With only 3 full time staff – we work incredibly hard. We believing there is no greater gift, than giving someone dignity.

Backpack Bed Program driven by demand.

Testament to success the Backpack Bed Program has successfully reached 8 countries – Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Germany, Canada, South Africa and Spain.

7 International Product Design Awards + Acquired by 4 Museums

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Partner Homeless Agencies

Join our 600+ Homeless Agency Partners to distribute Backpack Beds.

Our Goals

To nationally improve, support and bring back dignity to homeless people.

To establish, conduct and manage projects focused on the homeless.

To assist and conduct social welfare and relief work including relief of poverty, sickness, suffering and misfortune.

Professionally registered with:

UN Global Compact Signatory

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a signatory to the UN Global Compact. We follow the 10 principles in the areas of: Human Rights Labour, Environment, and Anti-corruption.

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