Within the past week, a friend of mine who founded a non-profit organization advocating homelessness has become homeless themselves, another NPO director contacted me wanting a #NoBoxBlog because she has recently become homeless and wants to tell her story, and another NPO founder is living in a shelter, so I offered to help re-build her organization’s website.
That was all one sentence! And a pretty scary one at that!
I think this is bullshit. While you may be hoping and praying a change will happen after the upcoming Presidential Election, I’m being a little more hands on and helping out those who need it right this minute. And I strongly encourage you to do the same. Even if you don’t know what to do, ask me, ask your neighbor or your community or your Facebook friends. Do something a little more productive than “waiting for a change.”
Here’s some pointers:
1. Click this link –> 1 CLICK VOTE HELPS EARN $250K GRANT and help my favorite NPO Do Foundation, Inc. who’s advocating homelessness in Detroit, MI. Actually I just realized, even their founder is also homeless now because of his drive and dedication to help others before himself. Now I know 4 NPO administrators who are currently homeless either because they couldn’t pay rent or because they’d rather spend their time and money on less fortunate families and children currently in or near homelessness!
2. Share the #NoBoxBlogs Project here where I offer free blogs for homeless people worldwide. This unique project allows homeless people to network, vent, collect donations, create a Resume and so much more.
3. Look around you and take responsibility in what you see. I’ll bet you’ve seen a homeless person sometime this month. Did you ask them if they needed help with anything? Were you too scared to approach them? Do you want to help but are not sure how? Take a quote from Moochology, “Love, friendship, greeting, hug, smile, conversation, time, awareness, acknowledgment, can save a homeless person, no credit card required.”
4. Volunteer and/or donate your items and/or your time at a local homeless shelter or food pantry. Here’s a national homeless shelter directory to see what’s in your community and here’s a national food pantry directory as well.
5. Let me know if you’re homeless yourself, or near it. I may be able to help as I have helped others such as the homeless single mom with 2 daughters here. I can get you in touch with the right people or I can simply be someone to listen to your story.
I don’t want to ramble or show too much frustration in this post, but if I can still deliver my time and resources to those who need it most, even when I’m currently homeless and unemployed myself, I want you to be inspired and feel confident that you can do something for others too.
Any questions or concerns at all, please leave a comment below. And share this resourceful post right now! It could inspire or even save a life!!