THE SLEEPING BAG PROJECT NYC provides sleeping bags to street-sleeping-homeless in New York City


According to the Coalition for the Homeless, there are around 63,000 New Yorkers living in the municipal shelter system every night, signaling a 77 percent hike from that 10 years ago. Nearly three quarters of them are families with children.

They do not include the people on the street. According to Urban Pathways, a nonprofit organization serving homeless adults in New York since 1975, more than 3,800 people are sleeping outdoors across the city's five boroughs. 

What We've Achieved So Far

  • We received 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status;

  • During our annual "Walk For Warmth" Walkathons (held annually in October), we average >$10,000 in donations.

  • 100% of all donations were used for the purchase of sleeping bags.  All administrative costs are donated by volunteers. 

  • Since 2014, we’ve distributed > 3,000 sleeping bags @ an average cost of $25 each.