Help the Homeless with Credit Card Sized Maps
Dec 30th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps
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Here's where credit card sized maps can come in handy, and even save a person's life.
In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year. And with the winter months coming around, it's even harder for the homeless to stay safe and warm in the chilling temperatures. For non-profits that are hoping to support and help many homeless individuals, it can be a challenge to get out helpful information simply and clearly. Here's where credit card sized maps can come in handy, and even save a person's life.
Maps are a great way to display information graphically, especially for those who might have difficulty reading. Your credit card map can depict places that an individual can get a meal, a warm bed for a night or even warm clothes. By mapping out humanitarian locations with symbols and landmarks, you can make it easy for someone to find the help they need, also if there is a language or communication barrier.
Besides, pocket maps are easy to carry. For someone on the go, moving from place to place, it can be easy for bigger maps to get lost. A pocket map will allow the homeless to carry it easily, which means having a valuable resource on-hand when needed. Your pocket map can also be made to be durable, with water-resistant, thicker paper, so it can withstand mobile situations and changing weather conditions. We can even print on a synthetic paper that is water and tear resistant.
You can distribute credit card pocket maps more easily, as well. Many small businesses, soup kitchens, non-profits, public libraries or even public transportation nodes will gladly hold on to them for distribution to one of our nation's most vulnerable population.
Knowledge is power, and a map can make all the difference in someone's life. For more ideas to help your mission, contact us.