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.