Pro-Homeless Benches Turn Ads into Temporary Rain Shelters

By Gary Cutlack on at

Adverts for a Canadian homeless shelter have added one rather charming twist to the current war on homelessness -- they transform into a miniature person-shelter ideal for sleeping rough under when it's raining.

The custom bench is the work of RainCity Housing, a charity that's been providing emergency housing options for 30 years. The bench thing is an advertising stunt rather than a city-wide initiative to provide pop-up shelter, but still. Clever idea. [Time Out]