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Backpack Bed for Homeless

Contact

Name: Lisa Clark

Position: Operations Executive

Email: hello@backpackbed.org

Address

PO Box 5171

Studfield

Melbourne 3152

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Our Mission / Objective

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a national charity that partners with 550+ welfare agencies across Australia for distribution of Backpack Beds to homeless people without shelter  – via crisis accommodation, street doctors, outreach workers and other homeless services.  We are not government funded and rely on donations.

Awarded an Australian Human Rights Award by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Our Services

Backpack Bed – emergency relief for homeless:

  • Meets 47 international standards for quality and safety (independent lab testing)
  • Awarded 7 international product design awards
  • Waterproof / Windproof / Mildew resistant fabric
  • Fire retardant fabric (meets 2 international standards)
  • Mosquito mesh ventilation (head + chest + feet)
  • Built-in 190cm insulated comfort mattress (ALSO fire retardant and  anti-mildew)
  • Tape sealed main seams
  • Full body zipped sleeping area
  • Backpack with padded adjustable straps
  • 3 x built-in storage pockets
  • Lockable internal pocket (with supplied key lock)
  • 2 x caribiner clips (clip on extra bags / belongings)
  • Ultra lightweight street tough materials – approx 3.1kg
  • Approved for procurement by UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency)

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Our Beneficiaries

Street sleeping homeless people without shelter – Australia wide.

Projects in Progress

Every year we aim to provide as many Backpack Beds as possible to street sleeping homeless people without shelter.

Over 24,000 Backpack Beds have been distributed to homeless people in need.

Our People

Names of Board Members

• Tony Clark Founder & Chairman
• Jenny Hamdorf, Vice Chair & Treasurer
• Eric (Chung Tat) Kwong, Secretary
• Dorothy (Grace) Denison
 
 

Number of Employees

4

Number of Volunteers

30

Registration Information

ABN

93 128 411 012

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Bequest information: Click here

General Donations

Online

Donate any amount: Click here
 
Donate a Backpack Bed $95 – Click here
 
Phone 
Credit card over the phone – call us during office hours
Melbourne (03) 9764 9422
Brisbane (07) 3286 9834
 
Direct Deposit
Bank: National Australia Bank
Account Name: Swags for Homeless
BSB: 083 293
Account No. 89 526 8277
Reference: insert name (email us admin@BackpackBed.org with details for your tax receipt)
 
Cheque
Make out to: Swags for Homeless
Mail to: PO Box 5171 Studfield Vic 3152

Work with us

Partner homeless agencies that need Backpack Beds.
Please fill in our online form: Click Here 

Volunteer with us

Contact us for the latest opportunity or to connect with one of our local partner homeless agencies – admin@BackapckBed.org

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a national charity that partners with 550+ welfare agencies across Australia for distribution of Backpack Beds to homeless people without shelter  – via crisis accommodation, street doctors, outreach workers and other homeless services.  We are not government funded and rely on donations.

Awarded an Australian Human Rights Award by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Our Services

Backpack Bed – emergency relief for homeless:

  • Meets 47 international standards for quality and safety (independent lab testing)
  • Awarded 7 international product design awards
  • Waterproof / Windproof / Mildew resistant fabric
  • Fire retardant fabric (meets 2 international standards)
  • Mosquito mesh ventilation (head + chest + feet)
  • Built-in 190cm insulated comfort mattress (ALSO fire retardant and  anti-mildew)
  • Tape sealed main seams
  • Full body zipped sleeping area
  • Backpack with padded adjustable straps
  • 3 x built-in storage pockets
  • Lockable internal pocket (with supplied key lock)
  • 2 x caribiner clips (clip on extra bags / belongings)
  • Ultra lightweight street tough materials – approx 3.1kg
  • Approved for procurement by UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency)

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Our Beneficiaries

Street sleeping homeless people without shelter – Australia wide.

Projects in Progress

Every year we aim to provide as many Backpack Beds as possible to street sleeping homeless people without shelter.

Over 24,000 Backpack Beds have been distributed to homeless people in need.

Our People

Names of Board Members

• Tony Clark Founder & Chairman
• Jenny Hamdorf, Vice Chair & Treasurer
• Eric (Chung Tat) Kwong, Secretary
• Dorothy (Grace) Denison
 
 

Number of Employees

4

Number of Volunteers

30

Registration Information

ABN

93 128 411 012

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Bequest information: Click here

General Donations

Online

Donate any amount: Click here
 
Donate a Backpack Bed $95 – Click here
 
Phone 
Credit card over the phone – call us during office hours
Melbourne (03) 9764 9422
Brisbane (07) 3286 9834
 
Direct Deposit
Bank: National Australia Bank
Account Name: Swags for Homeless
BSB: 083 293
Account No. 89 526 8277
Reference: insert name (email us admin@BackpackBed.org with details for your tax receipt)
 
Cheque
Make out to: Swags for Homeless
Mail to: PO Box 5171 Studfield Vic 3152

Work with us

Partner homeless agencies that need Backpack Beds.
Please fill in our online form: Click Here 

Volunteer with us

Contact us for the latest opportunity or to connect with one of our local partner homeless agencies – admin@BackapckBed.org

Our Annual Reports

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