The EMPWR coat is a water-resistant jacket, which can transform into a sleeping bag, or be worn as an over-the-shoulder bag when not in use. The coat is constructed of durable, water resistant Cordura fabric from Carhartt, upcycled automotive insulation from General Motors, and other materials provided by generous donors.
It costs $100 to sponsor a coat, which covers the cost of labor, materials, and overhead expenses. Sponsor a coat to be given to someone in need by making a donation here. To receive a coat for someone in need in your community, contact them by filling out their “Request a coat” form.
How do you help the homeless and the environment at the same time? Just ask Gregory Kloehn, who started The Homeless Homes Project. Through his project Gregory has been recycling trash to make tiny mobile homes for the homeless. Awesome, huh?
Find out more about the project or how you can help here.
If you saw your own family members in the street, homeless, would you recognize them?
As a way of feeding those in need and inspiring others to do the same Public Prank puts on a socially conscious prank where a “waiter” serves gourmet meals to the homeless. Awesomeness.
This Homeless Jackpot prank made me smile.
Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope wanted to offer something meaningful to the homeless, so they used their talents and teamed up to create “Signs For The Homeless“.
Being that a sign is one of the only ways homeless people are able to communicate their needs, the artists interviewed and photographed a number of homeless people on the streets of Boston and replaced their old cardboard and sharpie signs with new and colorful signs conveying the same message.
The goal of the project was to raise awareness about the current state of poverty and encourage others to help the homeless.
Or “You see and abandoned chair on the street and you think “It has the potential to be something beautiful.” You see a homeless PERSON on the street and you think “Don’t make eye contact.”
A video of a man (A. Rodriguez) throwing a surprise birthday party for a homeless woman (Andrea Chaparro). Beautiful.
Invisible People is a vlog/organization dedicated to changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness.