Help the Homeless

$6,150 of $200 goal

Raised by 219 people in 15 months
Ashley Yong   DARIEN, IL
I ditched my senior prom to help the homeless of Chicago. Please donate so I can do it again!
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Update 2
12 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your support! I recently started a nonprofit called Give A Box focused on helping the homeless, one box at a time. Please check out our website (giveabox.org), Facebook (Give A Box), Twitter (@GiveABoxOrg) and Instagram (@GiveABox). Email giveaboxorg@gmail.com to order a $15 shirt!
$15 Long-Sleeved shirts in S, M and L
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Update 1
14 months ago
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Thank you so much for all of the love and support everyone! The video is at 78,000 views. I'm going to need lots more people to join me this summer to do it all again. Please reach out to me for more info.
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Rachel Jepson Wolf
14 months ago

Amazing, Ashley. One person really can change the world! If you are interested in donations, I own a small organic body care company. I'd be happy to donate some bars of soap to your project. If so, please message me and we can arrange a shipment!

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Melissa Henry
14 months ago
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You are an amazing young lady, I know you dad must be proud of , do not worry about the haters, what a beautiful person you are. God bless you and I pray you get an abundance of help. Good luck sweetie. I posted your "Go fund Me"

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Henry Tony Anthony Arriaga
14 months ago
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Ashley, you classmates are self absorbed fools who are allowing their jealousy to show. At your young age, to have a revelation as you did is one thing but for you to recognize and act on it is selfless. I am proud of you and think of you as an American hero. Carry on!

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Beth Trevino
14 months ago
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Good work, you may want to get the crackers with peanut butter or cheese for better nutrition. Maybe you could make a few kid boxes that might have a coloring book and crayons (dollar stores.) Ask them what they most need for better input and impact. You are doing a very good thing.

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Donavan Brewton
14 months ago
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Hi I would just like to say! That you have a heart of gold! Stay Gold! Your heart has unconditional love for those that have only the clothes on their backs! You are an inspiration!!

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Alejandra De Olivera
14 months ago
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Ashley,you are AMAZING!I myself feed homeless at my church.Miami Beach Community Church.Check it out.I will be in touch with you.We can do amazing things together.

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Leza Frazee
14 months ago
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Incredibly noble of you, Ashley! Something I truly hope my soon-to-be nine year old daughters will strive to become! Don't ever let your peers squash your spirit. You are amazing!

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Carol Kinder
14 months ago
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Wow Ashley! Look at what your act of kindness has generated. One person can begin a positive change! Congratulations!

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Patrick Ciriello
14 months ago
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Your project puts most Eagle Scouts to shame. Keep up the awesome work!

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Paulina Phillips
14 months ago
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Such a lovely gesture wish more people were like you. Maybe, this is just a suggestion, you could put sanitary towels or tampons into boxes given to women. Keep up the fantastic work. God bless, love from London x

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Ira Dember
14 months ago
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This is über cool! Love that entrepreneurial spirit: Ashley sees what's needed and just freakin' goes out and does it. I yearn for the day when this kind of DIY social action is so commonplace, it becomes unremarkable. "You do that too?" "Yeah, now half my friends are doing stuff to help other people!" The sad part: it's still remarkable, to the point where we are all sharing and commenting on it. Ashley, you go, girl! I hope people get the message to not just applaud you and support your efforts (awesome!), but to IMITATE. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." —Charles Colton . . .And not just imitate but demand public policies that make this particular kind of effort unnecessary — because leaving people homeless and hungry, regardless of circumstance, won't be acceptable in a society that honors the interdependence of us all.

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Donna Atkinson-Wilson
14 months ago
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I wish You every success. I run "Keeping Kids Warm" a local charity to Help the Homeless teens in Our Community. Check out Our Facebook page. I've been doing for 12 years. Keep up the great work. We need more Young People like You...

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Maria Alioto
14 months ago
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I used to coordinate a lot of fund raisers and we required a donation for a food pantry for admission and we took it to a homeless shelter and the people were in tears to have that much food. Please keep up the good work. I will be donating as soon as I can.

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Carol Craig
14 months ago
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I support this campaign. Let this go viral. The best feeling in the entire world? Helping someone that no one else could have or would have but YOU!! Everyone should do this....she is amazing. I give her a standing ovation

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Tracy Strom
12 months ago

I think you did a wonderful thing! We should be so lucky to have more people to think like you do. I know what it's like to be homeless. It's hard to get back on track especially when people turn their eyes away from the homeless because they are embarrassed or just don't want to deal with the situation. Blessings to you darling! Keep it up! ♥

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Valerie Vertigo
12 months ago

Looks like someone raised you right. Loved reading about your story. I wish I could donate at the moment but I am flat broke! Just wanted to mention that when I've done things similar to what you've done in the past with my community, how much kids go nuts when you put stickers in their little care packages. You'd think they wouldn't be a big deal but those kids usually don't get the simple things that most kids get and you;d be amazed at how much they love STICKERS! Thank you for what you're doing. :)

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Nicole Bellamy
14 months ago

can you please mess me

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$6,150 of $200 goal

Raised by 219 people in 15 months
Created April 26, 2015
$100
Isabel Giraldo
11 months ago

Good work, Ashley. I know you'll continue to accomplish great feats for and with others throughout life. :)

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Josephine & Carmela Palacio
12 months ago
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12 months ago
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12 months ago
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12 months ago
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Sarah Gordon
12 months ago
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You are an inspiration!!!

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13 months ago
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Nicholeen Drefko
14 months ago
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I think this is a wonderful thing you have done and are doing for the homeless. We must appreciate all things we have and help each other.

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Rachel Jepson Wolf
14 months ago

Amazing, Ashley. One person really can change the world! If you are interested in donations, I own a small organic body care company. I'd be happy to donate some bars of soap to your project. If so, please message me and we can arrange a shipment!

+ Read More
Melissa Henry
14 months ago
5
5

You are an amazing young lady, I know you dad must be proud of , do not worry about the haters, what a beautiful person you are. God bless you and I pray you get an abundance of help. Good luck sweetie. I posted your "Go fund Me"

+ Read More
Henry Tony Anthony Arriaga
14 months ago
4
4

Ashley, you classmates are self absorbed fools who are allowing their jealousy to show. At your young age, to have a revelation as you did is one thing but for you to recognize and act on it is selfless. I am proud of you and think of you as an American hero. Carry on!

+ Read More
Beth Trevino
14 months ago
3
3

Good work, you may want to get the crackers with peanut butter or cheese for better nutrition. Maybe you could make a few kid boxes that might have a coloring book and crayons (dollar stores.) Ask them what they most need for better input and impact. You are doing a very good thing.

+ Read More
Donavan Brewton
14 months ago
3
3

Hi I would just like to say! That you have a heart of gold! Stay Gold! Your heart has unconditional love for those that have only the clothes on their backs! You are an inspiration!!

+ Read More
Alejandra De Olivera
14 months ago
3
3

Ashley,you are AMAZING!I myself feed homeless at my church.Miami Beach Community Church.Check it out.I will be in touch with you.We can do amazing things together.

+ Read More
Leza Frazee
14 months ago
3
3

Incredibly noble of you, Ashley! Something I truly hope my soon-to-be nine year old daughters will strive to become! Don't ever let your peers squash your spirit. You are amazing!

+ Read More
Carol Kinder
14 months ago
3
3

Wow Ashley! Look at what your act of kindness has generated. One person can begin a positive change! Congratulations!

+ Read More
Patrick Ciriello
14 months ago
2
2

Your project puts most Eagle Scouts to shame. Keep up the awesome work!

+ Read More
Paulina Phillips
14 months ago
2
2

Such a lovely gesture wish more people were like you. Maybe, this is just a suggestion, you could put sanitary towels or tampons into boxes given to women. Keep up the fantastic work. God bless, love from London x

+ Read More
Ira Dember
14 months ago
2
2

This is über cool! Love that entrepreneurial spirit: Ashley sees what's needed and just freakin' goes out and does it. I yearn for the day when this kind of DIY social action is so commonplace, it becomes unremarkable. "You do that too?" "Yeah, now half my friends are doing stuff to help other people!" The sad part: it's still remarkable, to the point where we are all sharing and commenting on it. Ashley, you go, girl! I hope people get the message to not just applaud you and support your efforts (awesome!), but to IMITATE. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." —Charles Colton . . .And not just imitate but demand public policies that make this particular kind of effort unnecessary — because leaving people homeless and hungry, regardless of circumstance, won't be acceptable in a society that honors the interdependence of us all.

+ Read More
Donna Atkinson-Wilson
14 months ago
2
2

I wish You every success. I run "Keeping Kids Warm" a local charity to Help the Homeless teens in Our Community. Check out Our Facebook page. I've been doing for 12 years. Keep up the great work. We need more Young People like You...

+ Read More
Maria Alioto
14 months ago
1
1

I used to coordinate a lot of fund raisers and we required a donation for a food pantry for admission and we took it to a homeless shelter and the people were in tears to have that much food. Please keep up the good work. I will be donating as soon as I can.

+ Read More
Carol Craig
14 months ago
1
1

I support this campaign. Let this go viral. The best feeling in the entire world? Helping someone that no one else could have or would have but YOU!! Everyone should do this....she is amazing. I give her a standing ovation

+ Read More
Tracy Strom
12 months ago

I think you did a wonderful thing! We should be so lucky to have more people to think like you do. I know what it's like to be homeless. It's hard to get back on track especially when people turn their eyes away from the homeless because they are embarrassed or just don't want to deal with the situation. Blessings to you darling! Keep it up! ♥

+ Read More
Valerie Vertigo
12 months ago

Looks like someone raised you right. Loved reading about your story. I wish I could donate at the moment but I am flat broke! Just wanted to mention that when I've done things similar to what you've done in the past with my community, how much kids go nuts when you put stickers in their little care packages. You'd think they wouldn't be a big deal but those kids usually don't get the simple things that most kids get and you;d be amazed at how much they love STICKERS! Thank you for what you're doing. :)

+ Read More
Nicole Bellamy
14 months ago

can you please mess me

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