Their Mission: BetterBox Project is a movement to engage communities to end homelessness through giving and advocacy.
Their website makes a clear statement and their videos convey the reality that we can and must end homelessness.
Let’s stop the cycle of homelessness for our abandoned neighbors. With your help, we can build a better box. Connect with us. Share our stories. Give to the cause.
The basic truth is – we all live in a box. While everyone is different, the fact remains, we all live in the same basic shape… four walls, a floor and ceiling; a cube of space that defines our sense of well being.
Without it, our fundamental sense of place is lost. Every human being deserves to have those basic needs met. Simply put, our mission is to improve the lives of our fellow men and women who suffer from mental illness and homelessness.
This series of short documentaries will reveal true stories from people struggling with homelessness and mental health issues. With your help, we can provide the housing to ensure every human being has a place to live, in order to thrive.
Some people may think our self-sustainable housing model is costly to implement.
Sure, it does take fundraising, planning and a team of dedicated experts to make it work – but the facts speak for themselves. Recent studies show that housing costs on average $25 a day, an average night in jail costs taxpayers $302, and the never-ending cycle of ambulatory and emergency room stays cost $1,590 a day. It’s easy to see how a stable home not only costs everyone less, it provides for a more stable community, and a place for people to thrive.
Building on the strength of the best practices of successful housing and homeless recovery models, BetterBox Project will raise awareness, funding and build collaboration with communities nationwide.
Our Mission: BetterBox Project is a movement to engage communities to end homelessness through giving and advocacy.
Maybe it is time for a similar advocacy and fundraising campaign in NJ? Please share your thoughts?