I started my local project in 2013. It's a small project, funded by myself and occasionally helped along by friends, for which I'm very grateful. I'm uploading all our specifics to this global site in case these may be helpful to you in starting or refining your own project. I speak a little about my motivation on the "About This Site" page.
Also, I've uploaded some of the printed material I use to explain the project. You can read and download that on the "Project Summary" page.
The Santa Fe Project is a small, home-brew project which eventually gave me the idea to make a website tying all the global projects together. This website which you are viewing (www.homelessbackpack.net) is the result of that. Motivation and design of the projects all around the world will be different but I feel we have enough in common that we can work together to create a ground-swell of giving that can make a difference in may lives. I think this is already happening.