54 Ways To Help The Homeless

54 Ways You Can Help The Homeless
By Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff

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* 1. Understand who the homeless are

* 2. Educate yourself about the homeless

* 3. Respect the homeless as individuals

* 5. Respond with kindess

* 6. Carry fast-food certificates

* 7. Develop lists of shelters

* 8. Buy Street News

* 9. Bring food

* 10. Give money

* 11. Give recyclables

* 12. Give proceeds from a craft sale

* 13. Give clothing

* 14. Give a bag of groceries

* 15. Give toys

* 16. Give welcome kits

* 17. Give a portion of party expenses

* 18. Give this book

* 19. Volunteer at a shelter

* 20. Volunteer at a soup kitchen

* 21. Volunteer your professional talents

* 22. Volunteer your hobbies

* 23. Volunteer for follow up programs

* 24. Tutor homeless children

* 25. Take homeless children on trips

* 26. Bring a meal to the homeless

* 27. Organize a thrift shop

* 28. Volunteer at battered women's shelters

* 29. Volunteer job training

* 30. Teach about the homeless

* 31. Publish shelter information

* 32. Enlist community organizations as advocates

* 33. Educate your children about the homeless

* 34. Sign up your company/school

* 34. Recruit local businesses

* 36. Ask your clergy to help

* 37. Suggest your congregation offer tithes

* 38. Create lists of needed donations

* 39. Teach their friends

* 40. Collect toys and games for donations

* 41. Prepare food and gifts

* 42. Donate admissions fees from an event

* 43. Use birthday parties to help

* 44. Play with children in a shelter

* 45. Start a Second Harvest program

* 46. Employ the homeless

* 47. Help the homeless apply for aid

* 48. Stand up for the civil rights of the homeless

* 49. Join Habitat for Humanity

* 50. Form a transitional housing program

* 51. Write to organizations

* 52. Contact your government representatives

* 53. Push for state homelessness prevention programs

* 54. Send us your ideas

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