One day while going through the twitter verse trying to find like minded people, I stumbled upon Mark Horvath founder of
@invisiblepeople & @wearevisible. I mentioned something about wanting to find a local manufacturer that made quality products stateside. Mark then suggested I talk to Carey Fuller a homeless mother/advocate for homeless youth/ amazing hat maker/ blogger. Needless to to say I was super stoked about the possibility of working with the a homeless person to make beanies that help the homeless.
After a few conversations with Carey I could tell that she was very genuine and willing to find a way to help me. Help me? Here I am working a 9-5 at AT&T, waiting tables a few days a week at the Rock Wood Fired Pizza, trying to raise awareness about Homeless Beanies, with a home and Carey was the one that could me? The simple answer is yes, Carey has been very active in the homeless community seeking to find ways to connect people. I will let Carey tell her own story since she is also an accomplished writer and has authored a few books. CareyFuller.com
I encourage you to go to her blog, read her stories about what life is really like to be homeless and a mom, how many hats can one person wear? My hope is just one more. We will be making Carey's hats/beanies available for sale on our website and encourage you to buy them. Any money raised above the cost of materials and operation will go directly back into her pocket. My goal is to get her indoors for Christmas.. it's a big goal, but it's the very least we can do.
Phase 2: Part 1 Take the less out of Carey's homeless by generating enough revenue from beanie sales. We can do this, you can help. Go to CareyFuller.com to make a direct contribution to help end Carey's homelessness! My hope is to hire more homeless and to encourage business owners to shake off stereotypes associated with being homeless.