There are over 550,000 thousand homeless in the United States
On any given night, over 40,000 youth aged 13-25 experience homelessness
Over 35,000 of our veterans are experiencing homelessness
Almost 5% of homeless are over the age of 62
A large number of homeless have an education (many with a 2 or 4-year degree)
Not every homeless person is lazy
Not every homeless person is without a job
Not every homeless person is a criminal
Not every homeless person is on drugs
They are people, fellow humans.
The smallest acts of kindness go a long way - even a simple "hello, how is your day?"
If you can help them financially, do so.
If you want to get involved, volunteer at your local shelter or make a donation.
To educate yourself about homelessness and hear their stories, visit Invisible People
This site is not in affiliation with Laura Schoch Collection
but I have found it to be very informative.
I can’t eradicate homelessness. I will work to change people’s misconceptions about the homeless population and I will donate a portion of my company’s earnings
to various organizations supporting the homeless.