Homelessness has existed in this world for centuries, and the reasons why someone doesn’t have a home are different. Some people don’t have a home because they lost their job, while others because of an illness.
Homeless people sleep on the streets and cover themselves with what they have on hand, be it cardboard boxes, newspapers, or blanket, or other clothes. These people are truly unlucky, so a charity has decided to help them in a very creative way.
Australian charity Beddown decided to help homeless people, and they came up with an amazing idea to make shelters in places that are pretty-much empty at night – like parking lots. The organization asked one of the largest car parks operators in the country, Secure Parking, and they agreed to launch a two-week trial in Brisbane, Australia.
Beddown charity and a group of kind volunteers got to work on creating a safe environment for homeless people to finally get a good night’s rest. The founder of the charity, Norman McGillivray, came up with the idea while walking through an empty parking lot at night. So, after some careful planning, they finally made the idea a reality.
The aim of the charity is to take places that are commonly used in the daytime and turn them into shelters for the homeless at night in order to provide safe and secure locations for people to get a good night’s rest.
The charity also provided multiple services to the homeless, like doctors, nurses, dentists, hairdressers. Most importantly, though, they gave them new clothes and a place to clean themselves.
The creators of Beddown wrote on their Instagram page that they will look to get as close as they can to a proper comfortable bed to provide the homeless with a great night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation is a massive issue for homeless people, so being in a place that offers shelter and is safe, secure, and comfortable will have a big impact on the people who use it.