Help the Homeless
Making sure everyone has the basic necessities to survive is the most important first step. Give A Box seeks to create community-wide networks through which volunteers can help distribute much needed supplies (from clothing, to food, to supplies and more) to homeless families and individuals. Homelessness is not just some abstract issue to be discussed and debated; it is an everyday affliction affecting these real people in our own community. Our hands-on approach counters slacktivist culture and immerses volunteers in the issue to make them more empathetic people. At Give a Box, we give hope to the homeless, one community, one family, one person, one box at a time.
Posted by Ashley Yong
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!
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.
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.
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.
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! ♥
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. :)
can you please mess me