22 Feb 2017

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless And This is What They Captured

For a project called Through Our Eyes, 100 disposable cameras were given out to people who are living on the streets or in a local shelter in Spartanburg, SC. The project gives Spartanburg’s homeless a hand in helping expose the issue of homelessness rather than merely being part the issue that is trying to be solved. The photographers…

09 Feb 2017

I Don’t Volunteer. I Pizza.

I struggle with charity. It’s just not… me. Don’t get me wrong. Thousands of organizations across the world do unbelievable things on a daily basis and I try to give what I can to the organizations that are important to me. And I’m not here to tell you to do otherwise. But when I thought…

08 Dec 2016

Judge Dismisses 66,000 Warrants Against Homeless Because “It’s the right thing to do”

Here’s some good news! Over the last five years, San Francisco’s Presiding Judge John Stewart and his colleagues have dismissed more than 66,000 arrest warrants for quality-of-life crimes, such as sleeping on the sidewalk. His logic? People living in poverty do not deserve to be put in jail just because they’re too poor to pay a…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




18 Oct 2016

Community of Tiny Homes to Help Detroit’s Low-Income

Cass Community Social Services developed a creative plan to help Detroit’s homeless population… a community of tiny homes! They’ve been raising money and here’ a photo of the first one, which was recently finished. Image via Curbed Detroit   Currently there are plans to finish seven by the end of this month,…

12 Oct 2016

Woman Using Coupons to Help Feed 30K People by Her 30th Birthday

Hey coupon clippers, meet your new inspiration, Lauren Puryear… She’s clipping coupons to feed thousands of people in need. And so far she’s fed more than 5,000 people on a teeny tiny budget, securing those super low deals all through couponing. Her goal is to feed 30,000 people by her 30th birthday on September 14, 2017. She…

23 Feb 2016

Teen Invents a Special Sleeping Bag That Is Made For and By the Homeless

Emily Duffy, a 16-year-old from Limerick, Ireland invented a lightweight sleeping bag that improves the quality of life for the homeless. As she explains in this video, the idea came to her when she was doing a fundraiser for a homeless shelter. In an interview with The Irish Times, she explained that she wanted to develop…

01 Feb 2016

Homeless Man Uses Square to Accept Credit Cards

As a surprise to myself, a story involving a homeless man who accepts credit cards, did not come from San Francisco… but Detroit. A homeless man in the motor city is attracting nationwide attention after it was revealed that he accepts credit card donations via a Square reader attached to his phone. Abe Hagenston -…