THE SLEEPING BAG PROJECT NYC provides sleeping bags to street-sleeping-homeless in New York City
The number of homeless people staying overnight in New York City shelters reached a record of 63,750 in January 2015. Last year was the first time the number of homeless people sleeping each night in shelters exceeded 55,000. This year’s annual report by the Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit advocacy group, is even worse: Newly homeless families entering the system increased by 15 percent; the number of homeless children sleeping in shelters rose by 8 percent, and single adults, 5 percent. The average stay for families with children stretched into 14.5 months, another record, according to the report, to be released Wednesday.
What We've Achieved So Far
- We received 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status;
- During our annual The Sleeping Bag Project NYC "Walk For Warmth" Walkathon which took place in September 2015 we raised over $11.000;
- 100% of all donations were used for the purchase of sleeping bags;
- We distributed almost 800 sleeping bags;