Backpack Bed for Homeless

Swags for 'street sleeping' homeless

National charity Backpack Bed for Homeless was awarded the 2011 Australian Human Rights Award. 

Yet, despite our global awards and written requests from over 500 welfare agencies applauding the Backpack Bed program - we still have no Government funding.  

Tax deductible life saving Backpack Beds are only $95 each. 

When homeless people don't have shelters, the study proven Backpack Bed gives both dignity and life saving outdoor protection from the cold and rain. 

Continually growing we partner with over 450 homeless agencies across Australia. In 2015 approximately 4000 Backpack Beds were distributed - sadly this falls well short of the required 40,878 needed yearly to assist street sleeping homeless across Australia. 

The demand for the Backpack Bed continues to exceed our funding. 

Testament to the quality of the Backpack Bed - it won the worlds largest and most prestigious product design award in Germany, the 2011 Red Dot 'Best of the Best'. The Backpack Bed also won the 2011 Australian International Design Award , the Sydney Powerhouse Museum Design Award 2011, the Melbourne Design Award 2012, the Edison Award 2013 and the A'Design Award Italy 2014.

What is a Backpack Bed?

  • Meets 47 international standards for quality and safety (independent lab testing)
  • Waterproof / Windproof / Mildew resistant / Fire retardant fabric (meets numerous international standards)
  • Tape sealed main seams
  • Mosquito mesh ventilation (head + chest + feet)
  • Built-in 190cm insulated comfort mattress (ALSO fire retardant and  anti-mildew) 
  • Full body zipped sleeping area
  • Adjustable padded Backpack straps
  • Backpack with built-in storage pockets
  • Lockable internal pocket (with supplied key lock)
  • Ultra lightweight street tough materials -  approx 3.1kg
  • Awarded 7 international product design awards
  • more info here

Contact Details

PO Box 5171
STUDFIELD VIC, 3152

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.