The story of the project
Definition: HoMie; a person who looks out for others.
‘HoMie’ is a 3 month pop-up clothing store like no other, coming to Melbourne in 2015. HoMie stocks awesome, first-hand clothes by local Melbourne designers. It’s also a place where homeless people can come to receive free clothing, food, care-packages, and educational workshops focused on increasing their employability.
How the funds will be used
Funds raised will be spent on rent of a street-front location in Melbourne’s CBD. Additional money raised will go towards other start-up costs, like furnishing, stock, and interior design. Homeless artists, labourers, and designers will be used wherever possible in the creation of HoMie, to channel money raised into the homeless community.
Some of my other work
HoMie is a concept brought to you by Homeless of Melbourne Inc. – a grass-roots, volunteer-run, Melbourne-based charity. Homeless of Melbourne Inc. (HoM) runs the popular ‘Homeless of Melbourne’ Facebook page. Each week, reporters and photographers from HoM hit the streets to learn more about our homeless community, and share stories of homeless people online.
In December 2014, HoM teamed up with GiDi Creative
and Free is Better
to run a Melbourne ‘Street Store’. The Street Store ran out of Federation Square, and was made entirely from paper. The project provided Melbournians with the opportunity to hang clothes on paper coat hangers, which were then freely available to any Melbournians in need.
We need your support to make HoMie a reality! For everyone who believes in what we can do, please purchase a reward and visit the store in May 2015.