Backpack beds for the homeless is a national non-profit charity proven to improve homeless dignity, self-esteem, health, sleep, comfort and safety. Every 2 hours a Backpack is given to a homeless person in need of shelter. Over 23,000 Backpack Beds have been distributed. The $5,000 funding from the Lyone Foundation assists ‘Backpack Bed for Homeless’ with distributing an additional 50 backpacks to those in need. These Backpacks include, mosquito nets in built-in pouch, an emergency blanket for cold weather and can convert into sun shelter using built-in ropes.