Retrofitting retired MUNI buses with showers for homeless people

Did you know that there are only 16 shower stalls for 3,000+ men, women, and children who makes the streets of SF their home?  Don’t worry, I didn’t either, but fortunately there are some dedicated individuals seeking to ameliorate this imbalance by utilizing everyone’s favorite form of transportation:

The buses will be gutted and retrofitted with two showers — each with its own private changing area — and two toilets. The bus will be driven by volunteer bus drivers and will traverse the city making stops at partner organizations serving the homeless. Our goal is to provide 100 – 125 showers per bus per day. In our third year, we’ll have a total of 4 buses providing 400 – 500 showers every day

Check out the Indiegogo campaign if you feel like helping out!

Now if we could only get the actual buses we ride on to take a shower too…

4 Responses to “Retrofitting retired MUNI buses with showers for homeless people”

  1. Heather c says:

    I only wish I had more money to give to this cause. However one feels about the issue of homelessness, I think we can agree when the homeless are freshly showered, everyone wins.

    • James says:

      Are you kidding?? And destroy the camaraderie and sense of community we feel all showering together in the public library men’s room??

  2. Lillian says:

    As someone who was previously homeless in SF, I support this campaign. Showers were a godsend back then and getting clean was a sacred moment. I would have LOVED this.

  3. Robin says:

    This will only work if they shower the homeless in malt liquor.