Our Story

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From the beginning, this has been a grass-roots family project that started with my desire to do something to help those in need. I’m fortunate to have a safe and clean place to live and it made me sad to realize that there are so many people who aren’t that lucky. When I would see homeless people in my community, I felt helpless until the idea of the cart started to form in my mind. It seemed there had to be a way to provide something more useful than a shopping cart and more mobile than a tent. I began tinkering with prototypes in my dad’s garage, first with a concept made of wood, then more evolved concepts with metal, plastic tubing, and fabric. The current design is a labor of love that got better with each iteration as we thought of other features to add and got valuable input from many people.

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Our Solution

Our goal is to give people experiencing homelessness a place where they can have dignity, privacy, and protection without sacrificing mobility. At Homes2Go, we don’t know how to end the problem of homelessness, but we came up with a way for people experiencing it to have access to easy-to-assemble and mobile temporary shelter. The Mini Homes2Go cart has six main functions:

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It is constructed of a metal frame built onto 10 inch wheels so that it is very portable, sturdy, and rugged.
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It has storage capacity that consists of two 5 gallon buckets and two large soccer ball bags.
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It provides a place to sleep and relax with a 6 foot fold-out cot that is easily stored and secured to the cart and raised several inches from the ground to prevent the cot from getting wet in rainy conditions.
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It also features a pull-down bucket that is covered with foam tubing and can be used as a makeshift toilet.
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It includes a weather-resistant cover that can be secured over both the cot and the toilet to provide privacy while sleeping and using the restroom.
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Everything can be stored away on the cart within a profile that is smaller than a traditional shopping cart.