The faces of homelessness can be seen everywhere and when you stop and think about the situation it’s truly heartbreaking.
Recently I came across a program that is sponsored by the United Way called the Shoebox Project (February 14th – May 8th). The concept is simple, fill an empty shoebox with toiletries that women and children can use and drop it off at a nearby United Way site. The fun part of the project is that people are encouraged to decorate the boxes; so it’s like giving a wrapped present. For more information on the Shoebox project click here.
Perhaps there isn’t a project like this in your area and you wonder how you can help. There are plenty of ways to get involved, you can start by locating organizations or groups in your area that offer assistance to those who are homeless and find out what you can do. Be the answer to someone in need.