With New York City’s homeless rates at a new high in 2017, this project was intended to draw attention to those who are affected most, children. A 4-foot tall candy machine was constructed and filled with 23,505 pieces of candy. Each candy represents one homeless child living in NYC Shelters each month. The machine was placed in three locations in Lower Manhattan, and informational cards were handed out near the installation. People passing by could donate a quarter and would receive about 20 pieces of candy. All donations were given to NYC Cares, a nonprofit that tutors low income and homeless children in all five boroughs.
The infographic exists with the installations to show how homeless children live in New York City.