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Cardborigami Inventor Tina Hovsepian’s Unique Plan to End Homelessness

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

Tina Hovsepian – Inventor of Cardborigami: A Unique Solution to Ending Homelessness.

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NEW INTERVIEW WITH HOST STACEY GUALANDI!

Be sure to tune in to Stacey’s BRAND NEW interview for The Women’s Eye Radio with Tina Hovsepian (@TinaHovsepian), the inventor of Cardborigami, origami-inspired homeless shelters!

Seeing a need to combat the ever-present homeless problem in Los Angeles, this full-time architect created a solution: a collapsible, transportable cardboard shelter.

In just seven years, it’s the invention that keeps on giving. In addition to helping people get off the streets and back on their feet, Cardboragami shelters are now being used to help those impacted by natural disasters, most recently in Mexico following the devastating earthquake.

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Tina Hovsepian

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Tina Hovsepian in Cardborigami Shelter

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We first profiled Tina and Cardborigami for The Women’s Eye in 2015; now she is one of several women who are featured in the recently released 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS as a proponent for change who is taking action around the world.

TWE BookKeep an eye on her because this young innovator is just getting started!

Listen to Tina Hovsepian’s Interview and more TWE Interviews from The Women’s Eye Radio Show on iTunes.

TOP 10: When Living Out Of A Car, It’s Hard To Feel At Home

Erika Kalberer (Left) with her mother, Kris | Photo: StoryCorps

When Living Out Of A Car, It’s Hard To Feel At Home: NPR staff-npr.org-8/23/14-Photo: StoryCorps

TOP 10: Danielle Steel’s Secret Forays to Aid Homeless

Danielle Steel's Secret Forays to Help the Homeless

Danielle Steel’s Secret Forays to Aid Homeless: Catherine Bigelow–sfgate.com–11/20/12–Photo: Danielle Steel, Special to The Chronicle/SF

A Good Night Sleep Brings Beds to the Homeless

A Good Night Sleep's Leigh Ann Lanaux/Recipient Adrianne Chamblis, children, Humble Design Volunteers

Leigh Ann Lanaux, Director of A Good Night Sleep, Adrianne Chamblis, her children, and Humble Design volunteers

By Stacey Gualandi/August 16, 2012

Twitter: @AGNS_BEDS

A Good Night Sleep and Humble Design, an organization we featured earlier this year on TWE, are two non-profits striving to help those without the simple things in life that so many of us take for granted each day.

“We know a good night sleep can help people conquer the challenges of transitioning out of homelessness…”  Leigh Ann Lanaux

They teamed up in July to deliver 100 beds to 46 families in the Detroit area, but this recent effort is only the beginning. A Good Night Sleep will be making bed drops later this year to the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center and across the country.

We wanted to find out just how the idea for A Good Night Sleep came about and what it takes to organize this kind of charitable effort.  Founder Jennifer Kenning and director Leigh Ann Lanaux explained what they are hoping to accomplish…  [Read more…]