End Youth Homelessness’ (EYH), a national movement of local charities, has launched a new T-shirt collection #HomeIsWhere.
EYH invited the artists to interpret the theme ‘Home is where…’ to help them raise money and awareness of the work they do getting vulnerable young people into safe and secure accommodation. Lending their creativity to the cause, illustrators Biff, Hannah Warren, Marylou, Tishk Barzanji, and Tom Guilmard have joined forces to help EYH to raise the profile of the 103,000 young people who faced homelessness last year.
EYH’s concept invited the artists, represented by agency Jelly London, to express what home means to them individually, or what it might mean for a young person who does not have a place to call home. The designs are reflective of the artists’ individual styles, and are all united by their message of hope for homeless young people to turn their lives around. The campaign offers a chance to support the work of end youth homelessness while owning an ethically made T-shirt with an original design. Home means something different to all of us: supporters are able to choose the design that best reflects what it means to them.
EYH is calling on supporters and the public to help spread the word of the campaign by sharing their chosen artwork on their Instagram feed, along with the hashtag #HomeIsWhere. Artworks can be downloaded from the EYH website or shared directly from the EYH Instagram page.
Funds raised through T-shirt sales will support EYH’s new Housing Fund, which supports young people who are facing homelessness, into their own homes. The Fund will provide the practical help they need to find and move into a suitable home, as well as offering bursary and bond schemes to tackle prohibitive upfront costs. It costs EYH £20 to provide a young person with an hour of support with a resettlement professional who will help a young person find a home of their own and escape homelessness for good.
The beautiful organic cotton T-shirts are available for £20 each from our e-shop; the same amount it costs to provide a young person with an hour of help with a resettlement professional.
End Youth Homelessness is calling on the public to make change happen and support the Housing Fund by buying a T-shirt today.
Nick Connolly, MD at End Youth Homelessness said: “It’s exciting to see high profile artists and illustrators taking action to help young people escape homelessness. This creative campaign will help raise money and awareness for our new Housing Fund, a springboard that helps young people overcome the practical and financial hurdles to securing a home. Support the Housing Fund by buying a T-shirt today, and help us spread the message that every young person deserves a safe place to call home.”
Illustrator Hannah Warren said: I’m really happy to help this important charity in this creative way. When finishing the sentence “Home is where…” I thought of a place to relax and be yourself and my design reflects that. I hope the T-shirts help raise money and awareness for End Youth Homelessness.