I see so many homeless people on the streets of the city where I live. For some time, I’ve been thinking I need to do something more for others; others who are not friends and family. Somehow, seeing poverty and homeless people every day really moves me. At the moment I don’t think I have the time to help out at a homeless people’s shelter (which I might do, at some point). But I can donate. Money, clothes, other stuff. I’m going to work on this. 17 months ago
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Tomorrow, there are events all over the country to comfort foster/homeless/hospitalized kids by getting them homemade blankets! You don’t even need to sew or knit, in most cases. projectlinus.org 2 years ago
How I did it: The idea came to me yesterday when I gave about $4 to a homeless man on the side of the road. I wanted to buy a homeless person a hotel room for the night. It wasn't much, but I felt I had to do it.
How I did it: It was kind of fate, I woke up this this morning and decided I would do at least 1 of my 43 Things. I picked "help the homeless" and decided to go to Walmart to buy some things for the homeless and there was a woman standing out front with a sign that said "Hungry and need socks". I figured that was easy enough, so I bought a box of granola bars and six pairs of socks. I gave her one and quite a few of the granola bars. She was so happy she cried. It made me feel really happy that even though I'm pretty poor financially right now (college will do that to you) I was able to help someone who really needed it. I also picked up a travel toothbrush and a package of mens shirts (they were 3 for $6.50) and on the way home I saw a man and gave him a clean shirt, a toothbrush, and more of the granola bars. I think from now on I will keep things like this in my glovebox. :) Read how I did it… 3 years ago
This organization is amazing in providing basics to homeless youth and connecting them with all the services that make such a huge difference, e.g. getting an ID and working through the employment process. We had a fun fundraising hike yesterday. It’s easy to donate online: