December 19

To Give To The Homeless

A couple days ago, I was dragged out of the house by my mom to show me how the homeless look.  Some of them live under a bridge, and its just not fair… they have to live too, but they don’t have enough money, they don’t have enough stuff.  All they have is like a blanket, maybe a sleeping bag and their stuff.  They don’t have very much stuff.  They are pretty much broke and homeless.  It doesn’t matter why.  They can’t really do anything except sleep and get food.  Why don’t we just help?

My mom gave me 15 dollars – I had to give $5 to each person I saw.  I saw three people.  They were really happy to get the $5.  Because they didn’t have any.

I love my mom and she loves me, but I wonder if anyone loves them.  They don’t really have family I don’t think.  If they have kids, the kids have to live without food, their pets have to live without food.

They are just like you and me.  They have the same feelings, the same needs, they need food just like you.  But, they can’t get jobs because people won’t give them one because they don’t look good, or smell good.  They don’t have anywhere to take a shower, so they can’t.

Just help one.

We went to a shelter on the same day.  They were giving out stuff.  An old man came in for gloves.  They had 2 pairs, both girls, which he didn’t care about but they didn’t fit him.  They didn’t have anything to give him, so its good to donate to the homeless shelter.

I went because I was being selfish.  I wanted more time on my video games, more food.  My mama said  “there are people who have so little, but you have so much!”  I have a roof to cover my head, a dog, somebody who cares about me, food whenever I want.  And I just ask for more and more.

When we were under the bridge, my mom told me to take off my sweatshirt.  It was freezing.  She said, “yes, you feel that? its half that temperature at night.”  These people need help.  They don’t get as much as we have.

I am going to search through everything I have and whatever I don’t need, I am going to give to the homeless if they can use it.  Then we are going to the dollar store!  We looked up what they need, and here’s what we found:

Umbrellas, Coats, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Clothes, Travel Sized Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash/Toothpaste, Underwear (new), Razors, Shaving Cream, Hand Sanitizer, Toothbrushes, Cough Drops, Deodorant, Food (but only certain things), Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, Bags (purses, totes, duffels), Pillows, Blankets, Sheet Sets, some places take books/magazines/etc, and lots of places ask for Gift Cards

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Posted December 19, 2014 by Loki Safford in category Uncategorized

2 thoughts on “To Give To The Homeless

  1. David Foster

    WOW! That is so cool Loki! You are awesome. When I lived in Portland, we took our leftover Thanksgiving meal to some homeless people that were close to us. They were very happy to get a nice warm home cooked meal….see you soon!

  2. Peter Futro

    Do not forget that if you do not have any of the items at the end of your post you can always give your time, which generally everyone has to give freely. Cant buy a hat you can always give out the hats others have given.

    Every month I participate in a CommuniD BBQ for anyone who wants to come. Sometimes there are homeless folks there, sometimes there are folks with homes but no money for food. It does not matter to us, what matters is fellowship and a good time for all.

    Good for you in wanting to help, you sir make your family proud.


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