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Humanity First Shelter Bus Project

Registered Name: Humanity First

Business No: 872541040RR0001

Humanity First Shelter Bus Project

The Issue:

Hundreds of people are struggling with homelessness every night. Some of them die due to cold. On average, that’s close to two deaths a week. Over the past few years, homelessness has become a serious issue, especially in our winter months when sleeping in cold can become fatal.

While shelters are doing their best to meet demand, they are often overcrowded and strain to accommodate the amount of people wanting to use their services.

Our Project:

To help alleviate this issue, Humanity First Shelter Bus is helping the homeless. The Shelter Bus is a repurposed coach bus, optimized to provide a safe, comfortable place to sleep overnight. It has 20 beds, a kitchenette, lounge space and a toilet.

Why a mobile shelter?

The Shelter Bus not only costs less than a traditional shelter to operate, but its mobility is a huge asset. We are able to take the bus to areas where need is greatest, and respond to shifting shelter needs. For example, urban shelters are overcapacity in the winter months, dealing with novel challenges each night.

The Shelter Bus could be dispatched to any location to respond to urgent need. It can also reach remote areas and be used to house people who have been temporarily displaced.

Along with providing a place to sleep and other necessary facilities, we hope that our bus will raise awareness of the issues of homelessness.

How you can help

Donate Funds:

Humanity First needs all the help we can get to keep this bus on the road and keep it functional. In addition to the general upkeep of the service, we also need funds for the maintenance of the bus

Donate your time:

Volunteer your services to help the day to day operations of the bus. Whether it’s  being a driver, or a health and safety worker, we would appreciate any time you could give.

Donate parts and materials:

We need bus parts, bedding, kitchen appliances, and supplies, snacks, coffee, tea, juice, water, blankets and other various materials to keep it going. If we can count on the materials donations, our costs will be driven down.

For running this service, we mostly need the cash donation to pay for fuel, maintenance, driver and food for homeless.  

Partner with us

Corporate Sponsors:

We are looking for corporate sponsors to donate funds, materials, or services. With your help, we can get this bus on the road faster, and serve many more people. Our bus is a great opportunity to showcase your aid.

Charities, shelters, and health services:

Information and resources are a powerful tool. We would love to recommend your services to the people who use our bus, and work towards the common goal of helping those in need.