IAm Eddie Wang from Sleepless in Seattle - We are buying sleeping bags for 3,500+ homeless people in Seattle & King County. AMA
Our short bio: Sleepless in Seattle is a grassroots initiative I started with a group of friends to purchase and distribute sleeping bags to every homeless person in Seattle & King County.
We have raised $48,492 of our $50,000 initial goal through our Indiegogo thus far in addition to an anonymous $25,000 1:1 matching grant. Any donations exceeding that $50,000 goal will allow us to purchase sleeping bags for the homeless in other counties in WA.
Take a look at some of our links: Indiegogo Crowdsourcing Campaign - Sleepless in Seattle is entirely a volunteer effort so 100% of donations minus transaction fees go towards sleeping bags purchased at bulk discount.
We will be distributing the sleeping bags at our "Big Give" on Saturday 12/13 where 200 volunteers will break into 50 teams to distribute bags all across the county. Remaining sleeping bags will be given to our 20+ non-profit partners.
Please understand that we know that sleeping bags will not solve homelessness. We are just doing our small part to show a bit of love and keep those in our community warm for the winter.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/jgHc3xY Please compare image with Seattle Times article.