ART 4 GOOD
4BYSIX C.I.C is a non-profit that commissions and sells unique artworks, furniture and clothing by world-renowned contemporary artists and designers. All sales directly support our mission to help homeless people using creative projects.
The work we create is always connected to the good cause we are supporting. We currently have a theme of buses, as we currently supporting Buses4Homeless along with running all sorts of outreach projects in and around London.
Using creativity for good is a limitless concept. We want to take this far beyond what we have, not only helping homeless people in London but curating art connected to all sorts of good causes around the world.
We are currently converting a London double-decker bus into a creative living space for homeless people in London with Buses4Homeless.
In the meantime, we are sponsoring a bus handing out meals to homeless people in London during the pandemic.
The bus we will convert will have 16 beds on the upper deck as well as a creative workshop and rehabilitation centre on the lower deck.
During the pandemic we teamed up with Trapdough Pizza, opening the first of our Pizza 4 Homeless pop-up kitchens offering takeaway pizza, coffee and some warm clothing for anybody who needs it. During the pandemic we delivered over 1000 pizzas to people in need.
For every t-shirt or hoody we sell, we donate a sleeping bag to somebody who is living on the streets.
We ran a Kickstarter campaign selling 100 tracksuits and 250 t-shirts to fund 500 sleeping bags for homeless people in London.
New Horizon youth centre were keen to partner with us and took 200 sleeping bags directly from us. The remaining 300 were distributed by 4BYSIX throughout London's homeless community.
We created a knitting pattern for people all over the country to knit hats for homeless people. The response so far has been phenomenal. We have had over 2000 hats sent to us so far over the past two winters, knitted by people aged 9 to 96. This year we are partnering with Kings College London staff as part of their CSR program.
We handed these hats out all over the world, but the majority went to some of the 170,000 homeless people sleeping rough in London.