About this project
Hi! I'm so happy you're here to help the streets with us and to be apart of something bigger than us all! Please make sure to watch our video above to understand the impact we are making and how you can help make a difference!
I created Handmade To The Streets (HTTS) to provide people experiencing homelessness a little bit of warmth, hope and love. When we deliver our handmade blankets, we get nothing but joy and gratitude from each person but there's so many more people that need our help! That's why we are here! So we can help many more people who are living on the cold streets every night! I have created a blanket that fits the lifestyle of someone who lives on the streets. There was a point in my life where I could have easily been living on the streets, I lived in my car for a short while so I have experienced what it's like to not have options, be cold and to think that I've hit complete rock bottom with no looking up. So, I made sure to create something that's warm, compact and can move with them wherever they may go and they're HANDMADE! Even better, right?! ☺️
Our blankets are fashioned with a strap and carrying handle. The strap goes around the blanket once rolled to keep compact and in order and the carrying handle makes it easy for them to put around their shoulder or hold it as they move from place to place. It can also act as a pillow! Unlike traditional basic blankets, the ones I create are always fun I've NEVER created the same exact blanket so each one is unique to the person receiving it!
Why we need your support!
Your gracious pledges are being made to help us further our journey to help more people in need! We have an exciting story ahead of us but we need some help to get us there! We're asking for your help to:
- Afford to become an official 501c3 non profit
- Apply for a design patent
- Gain exposure for our cause and eventually spread to other areas
- Have a stock of materials, fabric, packaging, hardware, etc
You give, we give, everyone wins!
What are street kits?
There are two types of street kits that we make, Starter and Deluxe kits. These kits are filled with essential items that we use on a daily basis that are given to those in need. From toothbrushes to razors, deodorant to feminine items and everything in between. We don't want to go without brushing our teeth or using essential daily items, so why should they?!
- Starter Kits: 10 items that are given to someone in need ($10 value)
- Deluxe Street Kits: 20 items that are given to someone in need - Includes a drawstring backpack (20$ value)
Thank you all for the support, we truly would not be able to do this without YOU! Please spread the word about us on Facebook, twitter and wherever you can. Let's change the streets so we can change the WORLD! TOGETHER!
Truly, there is always a need for blankets. Just because the weather rises doesn't mean someone can't use a blanket. You can't forget that they sleep on the streets at night. My blankets can also act as a pillow and something soft to sleep on when they're not snuggling with it. They're very versatile and can be used different ways!
The summer will consist of us making as many blankets as we can for the cold winter months ahead. Funding from this will go toward creating a stockpile. My blankets are handmade and I am the only person creating them and they take me a few hours, so the more material I have saved the more I can make! I plan to spend the summer trying to sew as many as possible to prepare for the winter ahead. I am working with local churches and shelters to supply them with blankets for those who stay overnight. We also plan to give a lot of street kits over the summer as well. Just because the heat is out doesn't mean there is any less need!
Risks and challenges
The only challenge I see is not helping enough people. If anything comes up, you will be the first to know! I am dedicated to making Handmade To The Streets a success and continuing to help those who are in need!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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