Archive for the ‘Notes’ Category

March 2017

Around the Globe we see suffering and and we see kindness. Thank you to everyone who puts that kindness to work and helps those so much less fortunate than us. Here is a small tidbit of kindness from around the world that we would like to share:

I live in South Africa, in a beautiful city called Cape Town. I have noticed an increase in homeless people in the small suburb of Fish Hoek, a place I call home. I have started to stop, speak with them and even learned their names. They are no longer just people I see every day, they are people I have come to know. I just wanted to tell you that your story has inspired not only those in your country but across the vast oceans. Your good deed and the kind heart from whence it comes is an inspiration. May you go from strength to strength and may your family be blessed. Thank you for being you!

Gillian B.

February 2017


The old adage is true, “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”.

The Sleeping Bag Project has had friends for many years. Asking someone to help is not a commitment, but the individual or community group that volunteers, will be helping for decades.

The Mesa, AZ group had made 15,500 sleeping bags and a group in Iowa has made 10,000.

Even here in North East Pennsylvania, we have delivered 210,000 sleeping bags since the onset of the project in 1982.

Here Churches, Schools, Camps and even Prisons continue this life saving project.

When Donors and Sewers who become infirm and need to retire, they pass on their knowledge and continue to tell the world that there is a way to help our Homeless Neighbors, by preventing hypothermia.

We always ask that each person or group teach another so that we can keep on helping those who are so much less fortunate than us.

For the most part, we must thank the media for keeping our purpose alive. That maybe why the Sleeping Bag Project is in so many countries around the world.

To those of you who do not sew or deliver our precious cargo, we give thanks for our support to our Van Fund. You help us get the sleeping bags out to the people who desperately need them. You are savings lives and we Thank You for that.