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The Homeless Home Project

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At make-good we create solutions through creative collaborations.

As winter approaches, and the nights get cold, the homeless men and women on our streets are much more vulnerable to the harsh weather.  

With this initiative, we have developed a unique item of bedding that doubles as a lightweight jacket; A Homeless Home.

In collaboration with Klipa Denim – the item has been designed to be easy to use, lightweight and weather proof – where the wearer can keep it as jacket for the day and zip themselves into it as a sleeping bag at night.

  • The design has pouches which can be stuffed with newspaper to help insulate the jacket when needed.
  • It also has some pockets allowing the wearer to carry their most important possessions with them.
  • The garment has been created with a durable and strong fabric that can withstand the elements.

With the valued assistance and collaboration of the University of Johannesburg, and specifically the Fine Arts Honours students, we have prototyped and tested the garment/bedding by conducting interviews focused on end-user experience and feedback; subsequently we refined the garment to be better suited to the final user. 

Please donate to the creation and distribution of The Homeless Home to make the nights of those who sleep rough, just a little easier.

From as little as R389.00 per item we can help provide this practical “home” for the homeless, manufactured by South Africans for those that call our streets and parks their homes. But anything you can contribute will go toward providing a little reprieve over the winter months. 

We are also looking for sponsorship to be able to provide additional items for personal and first aid care with the garment (contact us at [email protected] if you are able to assist with these contributions).

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Donations

  • Sep 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Helping and Giving to the less fortunate is a Blessing. " - Doug

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Every little bit counts!

    " - Mieke Neethling

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "

    May God bless South Africa through every donation

    " - Mignon Ruhling

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Fantastic initiative!" - Sam

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great idea" - Anonymous

  • Jul 21, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "Fantastic idea " - GH

  • Jul 21, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Thanks-Homeless really need your project." - Audrey Marshall

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "In solidarity" - Jenny Hodgson

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 34.32
  • "Thank you for the work you do! " - Claire

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Brilliant idea and love the execution. Thank you for caring. " - Tracy S.

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Thank you." - Leanne

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 389.00
  • "Love this idea!" - Lara Breytenbach

  • Jul 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "May you be multiply blessed. " - K L

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 34.75
  • "Brilliant idea!" - Mic

  • Jul 13, 2021 - USD $ 52.82
  • "Great work!" - Ross Farley

  • Jun 21, 2021 - USD $ 27.89
  • "Another person enjoying your contribution" - Kim Berman

  • Jun 18, 2021 - R 389.00
  • "

    Well done, Carlo! Love it!

    " - Beryl Shuttleworth

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Great initiative coming from good design" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Carlo, may you and your team be blessed for all the help you give to the needy." - F F Group

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thank you for this amazing initiative - Proverbs 19:17 " - Lily De Wit

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Brilliant initiative! Your philanthropy is appreciated." - Natasha

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Love your work!" - Henning Rasmuss

  • Jun 10, 2021 - USD $ 36.40
  • "Thank you for doing this" - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Carlo, the man with a heart of gold, wishing you and your team all the best with this wonderful project. " - Paul Jackson

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Thank you so much for making a difference in this world Carlo, we're so proud of you." - John and Michelle

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    100% committed to helping the homeless. Thank you for making it possible

    " - Charity Fusion

  • Jun 08, 2021 - USD $ 36.95
  • "..." - Arian

  • Jun 08, 2021 - USD $ 73.89
  • "Amazing project. Thank you for all involved" - Thread Fashion Solutions

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for the wonderful work you’re doing." - Tammy Demain

  • Jun 07, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Awesome initiative - well done to everyone involved!" - Kim & Brett

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 3 900.00
  • "Thanks for making a difference" - Helen&Pierre

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I hope that this helps someoneJust a little to get through the cold." - Susan winkler

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "An enabling project!" - Dusanka Stojakovic

  • Jun 02, 2021 - USD $ 72.71
  • "A most worthwhile cause!" - Stan & Denise

  • Jun 01, 2021 - USD $ 56.97
  • "Brilliantly innovative response to the perfect storm that has been COVID. Solving many problems in one go. Thinking about all those who have a Jacket and those still in need after last night's rain! " - Howard D

  • May 27, 2021 - USD $ 58.12
  • "Fantastic initiative " - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2021 - USD $ 129.25
  • "Excellant idea. Wishing you all the success" - Wynne and Barry Abkin

  • May 23, 2021 - USD $ 14.33
  • "God bless" - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "A worthwhile initiative" - Denise

  • May 21, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "." - Nikki Meier

  • May 18, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "

    This is such an amazing initiative!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 14, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you!! Amazing " - The Homeless Home Project team

  • May 14, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Thank you Carlo and Team for all that you do <3 " - Lexi & Grant

  • May 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Sending all my love and I hope they know they are seen." - Liseli

  • May 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Fabulous initiative" - Kim Berman

  • May 11, 2021 - R 3 900.00
  • "This is just a start. There are many more ideas where this one came from!" - A Budyy

  • May 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "It take a village to raise a child" - Marieta

  • May 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This is incredible! We need more people like you in this world ! " - Melissa Dunford

  • May 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "These poor people need our help and prayers!" - P Gibson

  • May 07, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "We need more projects and people like Carlo in this world. " - David

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 41 752.75

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 6 153.00
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make-good is a nonprofit company built around identifying societal needs and through the skills, support, and know-how of artisans and makers, we use design thinking to develop and create innovative solutions to make people’s lives better whilst simultaneously supporting small South African businesses in the creative sector.

NPO number  : 262-748 

Contact as at [email protected] if you would like to collaborate or find out more.