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Category / Homelessness

Pearl Jam’s benefit concerts will do more than just raise millions for Seattle homelessness crisis

You might know Pearl Jam as the world’s most famous grunge band, or the soundtrack of your adolescent angst, or a group of talented yet totally reluctant rock stars. But Pearl Jam is also famous for taking a stand — and it’s doing exactly that in Seattle this week.  The group is currently leveraging its...CONTINUE READING

How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has become all about homelessness

It probably isn’t what the bride and groom had planned for their big day. But one man’s tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and homelessness has snowballed into a national debate. And it threatens to play itself out on the very, very international stage of the royal wedding.  So as it stands now,...CONTINUE READING

Homeless Girl Scouts aim to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies in New York City

Long gone are the days of Girl Scouts having to go door-to-door to sell their legendary cookies. Troop 6000, a troop exclusively for homeless Girl Scouts in New York City, recently set up shop in the city’s Union Square. They’re aiming to sell a record 6,000 boxes of cookies by Friday. This will be the...CONTINUE READING

People are leaving out hats and gloves to help the homeless stay warm

People have been leaving hats, gloves, and scarves out for the homeless to help them stay warm during the current snap of cold weather sweeping Britain. The annual campaign involves people leaving items of clothing tied to posts and railings with a note attached. It’s part of a movement called “Keep Bristol Warm”, which was...CONTINUE READING

Here’s what different shelters across the country need this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for us to lend a hand to someone in need. And while the holidays are all about spreading Christmas cheer, for the over 500,000 homeless people in the US, it’s all about getting the essentials. Though statistics show the number of people who are homeless is slowly decreasing, it...CONTINUE READING

How volunteers in Seattle brought a joyous surprise to local charity organizations

PROMOTED BY AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE With the right support, any dream is possible. Find out how American Family Insurance can help you to dream fearlessly. The Seattle Center Exhibition Hall was teeming with excitement on the morning of May 13th. Blue and white banners hung everywhere, while volunteers in matching shirts organized piles of supplies...CONTINUE READING

Troop 6000 brings the Girl Scout experience to homeless girls of NYC

As somewhat of a rite of passage, young girls across the country join Girl Scouts to give back to their communities, develop important leadership skills, and make lifelong friendships. But what happens if parents can’t afford the monthly dues and financial commitment it takes to put their children through Scouts? What if girls don’t have...CONTINUE READING
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