Why Homeless Beanies?
With incomes shrinking and disappearing, more and more people are finding themselves downsizing or eliminating their permanent residence. In an age where we are looking for ways to cut down on our power bills or switching cell phone providers for the next best thing; there are people within walking distance, that are thinking about where their next meal is going to come from, how to stay dry, or warm on cold winter nights. Although clothing drives and food banks do help with some of these problems, you see more and more community funded organizations closing their doors simply because the demand is too high.
At Homeless Beanies our goal is simple, it is measurable and achievable. We want to warm 500 heads by the end of 2011 and 10,000 heads by the end of 2012.
From there, the growth potential for an idea like Homeless Beanies is literally limitless. A syndicated statement has been the theme of many activist groups; “Think globally, act locally.” With Homeless Beanies we have the potential to think locally, act locally, and to think globally, and act globally. At the center of our mission is a real desire to help people around us; as we grow the people further away become closer in a sense. There are hundreds maybe even thousands of organizations worldwide who genuinely want to help people and simply lack the resources to do so. We have created a simple way to help people who have a real need and are grateful for the help that they get. Whether through addiction, job loss, mental illness or other circumstance, some people truly have no hope.
By buying a beanie for yourself or a friend, you give someone a little bit of hope. Sometimes all people need is a spark and you will ignite a flame inside of them that is contagious. Be inspired, if buying a beanie is all it takes to change a piece of your world; why wouldn’t you?
How are we going to do it?
Our goal is to sell 500 beanies by the end of 2011, so we can give away at least 500 beanies to warm the heads of homeless people through the winter months. From there we hope you'll join us in a movement to end homelessness in America.