New Hope and New Possibilities in 2017

We hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

We have ended the year on a high together with your support by reaching our Kickstarter goal for WeatherHYDE. Our first Kickstarter reward is up on our website - do check out your name on our Wall of Thanks, and share it with your friends and family. 

Charlene, a young and talented designer, has joined our team and is working to further refine and improve the design. We have also started negotiating manufacturing contracts with our suppliers in China as we're gearing up for production. We will be sharing more updates along the way. 

Lastly, WeatherHYDE and other exclusive bB merchandise are still available for purchase through our online shop. As always, you may reach out to us through Prasoon at prasoon@billionbricks.org or leave us a message or comment.  

A very warm regards and enjoy your holidays,

Team billionBricks

Media Features  

Thank you to Channel News Asia for featung WeatherHYDE in their Spirit of Volunteering special. We would also like to thank Connected to India, Upworthy and Impact Hub for helping us spread stories on our work and our advocacy of addressing homelessness.

Wall of Thanks

Wall of Thanks

 
 

480 backers pledged S$ 145,095 to help bring this project to life.

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude, not just to all the 480 incredible people who backed us in this campaign, but to all in our community who backed us as well in so many other ways - by inspiring our team and cheering us on as we rallied to share our idea and vision with the world.  

A huge 'Thank you' to these wonderful people who stood as our building blocks to shelter and empower the homeless.

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WeatherHYDE is Kickstarted!

In 2013, disturbed by reports from India of people suffering through the cold without any form of shelter, WeatherHYDE became an idea.  

Today, our hearts are overflowing with gratitude, not just to all the 480 incredible people who backed us in this campaign, but to all in our community who backed us as well in so many other ways - by inspiring our team and cheering us on as we rallied to share our idea and vision with the world.  

With grateful hearts, we're taking a deep breath, as the real work is just beginning, and we're so ready to roll up our sleeves and get on it! 

We'll be very busy in the next year, producing and distributing WeatherHYDE to thousands of homeless families and to those who ordered their own. We're extremely excited to share this journey with all of you.    

Thank you so much for supporting WeatherHYDE!  

Team billionBricks  

P.S. We'll be contacting you soon to collect information such as shipping addresses, depending on the reward package you selected. Until then, let's celebrate this incredible feat! Cheers!

Lastly, to those who were late to the campaign and weren't able to pledge, don't fret! We're continuing to offer WeatherHYDE on our online shop! Visit us at www.billionbricks.org/shop. Options to gift WeatherHYDE to more homeless families, and to get your own are available!

Get your name signed on all your gifted or purchased WeatherHYDE tents!

For those who've selected to gift WeatherHYDE to a family in need, or purchased one for themselves (pledges of S$300/ US$218 and above), you'll now get a chance to get your name printed on your gifted or owned tent. How awesome is that!

We will also make sure that you'll be kept informed of how your gift makes a difference in the lives our family beneficiaries. Wherever in the world we may all be, we aim to foster a global community supporting each other to ultimately fight homelessness!  

In other news...  

Media Features

We've been recently featured on Asia for Good by DBS Foundation. Thank you to Lesley Teoh for the recognition of being one of the "5 Socially Innovative Gifts That Give Back." Check out the list for other amazing products that help communities in need.  

Thank you as well to Mashable for creating another amazing video about WeatherHYDE; and, to TechStartupsThe Innovation Station and New Atlas for the recent features!  

Again, thanks to everyone for the support given to WeatherHYDE thus far. If you want to give it a better boost, click on these share links - FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram or Google Plus - and help us spread the word!  

Sincerely,  

Team billionBricks