We’ve given the gift of sleep to tens of thousands of people.
Now it’s time for us to give sleep to those who need it most.
We founded SHHH SILK with the express aim of giving as many people as possible a luxurious good night’s sleep. And while we’ve been fortunate to have amassed thousands of adoring customers and more than a few celebrity endorsements along the way, for us, it’s always been about far more than that.
Right now, tens of thousands of people in the US and Australia don’t know where they’ll sleep tonight. Under bridges, in shopfronts, or on a park bench, our friends on the street face insurmountable challenges when it comes to sleep. Constantly interrupted by noise and light, any shut-eye they get can be broken and uncomfortable.
Homeless people get, on average, 3-4 hours of sleep a night.
553,000PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS
IN THE US
14%OF THE HOMELESS
IS IN NYCthe city where the
Sleep for Street story began...
THE AVERAGE ADULT NEEDS 6-9 hrs
OF SLEEP PER NIGHT, HOMELESS PEOPLE GET AS LOW AS 3.5 hrs...
Chronic SLEEP DEPRIVATION Increases THE risk OF : respiratory diseases. Obesity and diabetes, Schizophrenia - like symptoms, Violent and aggressive behaviour and Memory loss.
We’re all familiar with the consequences of a bad night’s sleep. From mood swings to a complete inability to focus, a lack of sleep robs us of our ability to be ourselves. And over time, it can rob us of so much more than that: long-term insomnia leads to severe mental and physical health issues.
For those on the street, things are no different. Poor sleep or in some cases several days with no sleep at all, hinders people’s ability to not only get through their day safely, but to pursue opportunities and enact change.
We’ve developed a world-first: a sleep mask for the homeless. Our mask, specifically crafted for street-like conditions, is 100% light-blocking, features earplugs to block noise, and is durable and weather-proof - meaning that sleep will come much more easily to those who need it most.
And with your help, we’re hoping to gift it to as many homeless people as possible.
With every single SHHH SILK purchase, we’ll donate one sleep mask to a homeless person in need.
No minimum spends.
Just the gift of precious, much-needed sleep with every single purchase.
We’ve got a bold vision. We want to positively impact the lives of 1,000,000+ homeless people globally.
Launching October 2019, for every single purchase we will be gifting Sleep For Street eye masks to our partner non-for-profits and NGOs, who will distribute them throughout Australia and the US, with the goal to soon after expand our reach globally.
Be the reason someone sleeps tonight.