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After Sleeping on a Mattress for the First Time in Years, These Homeless Men Were Asked About Their Dreams

“We’re encouraging them to do something they haven’t done in a long time.”

Photo via (cc) Flickr user Joshua Winata

Back in July, a mattress company donated 320 mattresses to the Bowery Mission men’s homeless shelter in New York City. For many men at the shelter, it was the first time they had slept on a real bed in years. “We’re encouraging them to do something they haven’t done in a long time, which is literally dare to hope, dare to dream again,” said the mission’s CEO, David P. Jones. “You never ever look down on a human being, whether it’s a man, woman, or child, unless you try to lift them up,” said a man at the shelter. “I’m still dreaming,” said another.


The Bowery Mission has been changing lives in New York City since 1879. It’s goal is “to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.”

(H/T A Plus)