Posts Tagged:homeless

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Showers for the homeless

Lava Mae is a nonprofit with an interesting concept. They convert old donated city buses into mobile shower units for homeless people, bringing them health, hygiene and humanity. It started with one woman, homeless in San Francisco, crying that she would never be clean. The founder, Doniece Sandoval heard her cries. Those words, a desire…

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10 Year old boy uses his pocket money to make clothes for homeless kids

Xavier Elliot, 10 years old, used to be homeless and spend a lot of time in different homeless shelters with his family. After he and his family found a place to live, Xavier started saving up his allowance to make clothes for kids who can’t afford them. Xavier got inspired by his mom, who runs…

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Turns old buses into shelters

Honolulu has an increasing homeless population and to help them out, the city found a new way of accommodating them: old city buses. The local government took the idea from Lava Mae, a program in San Francisco that turns withdrawn buses into portable showers for the homeless. Honolulu had around 70 buses that were about…

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Homeless man becomes famous by YouTube

Doug Seegers is a man in his sixties, and up until recently he only knew life on the streets. He lived and played music on the streets of Tennessee for 17 years. Then, in 2012, a fellow musician and friend posted a video of Doug on YouTube playing a song he wrote called, ”Going Down…

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At this Pizza joint, the homeless always get a free slice

After three years on Wall Street, a Philadelphia man opened a restaurant where customers can pay it forward. The neon sticky notes covering the walls of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia were not the idea of an interior decorator, but they’ve become the restaurant’s trademark. Each one represents a credit for a slice of pizza…

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Clean clothes for homeless

Every night in Brisbane around 300 people sleep rough in parks, under bridges, in laneways, car parks and abandoned buildings. Now there is Australia’s first mobile laundry service providing homeless people with access to free washing/drying facilities. The service is called Orange Sky Laundry, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. The idea is pretty simple:…

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Give to the people who are giving to the homeless

YouTube prankster Big Daws loves making prank videos, but every once in a while he really enjoys making a feel good video. What better way to give back than giving to people who give? I really think the whole concept is genius and completely original. Everyone on Youtube has been making videos about giving to…

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Homeless shelter transformed

Prankster Greg Benson of Mediocre Films has joined with Break’s ‘Prank it Fwd’ campaign to take part in positive pranks for a change. For his uplifting prank, he turned the Ascenciaca homeless shelter in Glendale, California into a 5-star restaurant. Fifty homeless people were blown away when they entered what they thought was their boring…

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Stylist spends every sunday cutting hair for homeless

Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don’t need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday — his only day off from work — venturing through the city in search of anyone in need…

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Homeless gets a pleasant surprise

Three German students wanted to help the homeless but also to raise awareness about the problem of indifference towards them that affects those who are on the margins of society. After having borrowed the bucket, they surprise him with a little musical performance that appealed to passers-by collecting numerous tips Source: wtvideo

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Turn the stadiums into free housing

An estimated 250,000 people were evicted from their homes to make way for the World Cup games. After the games were over, there were a dozen large stadiums left behind that will mostly lay vacant and unused, after hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes. “Casa Futebol” proposes a reappropriation of the…

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Vancouver’s humane response to london’s “Anti-Homeless Spikes”

A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame. The company specializes in accommodation and support services for the homeless in Vancouver. They use…

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Waiter for the homeless

How to make somebody happy? Just dress a a waiter and bring some food and a drink to the homeless.

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Your food can help feed the hungry

Posting our latest meal, checking in at our favorite restaurant, or grabbing deals on Groupon are the norm in our digital world. What if social media and technology could be mobilized not just for comments and likes, but also to mobilize people to aid the hungry and homeless in the world? Check out these mobile…

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A home for the homeless dude

A homeless dude who had been living on the streets, back in March when YouTube prankster Magic of Rahat gave him the gift of a lifetime.

Have the homeless become invisible?

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible? See this great initiative and be inspired. Check out: makethemvisible

Playing For Change; connecting through music.

Playing for Change is a movement to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a belief that music has the power

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