Top 9 Tips for Helping the Homeless

Carry Extra Snacks and Supplies

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Carry a small supply of snacks, bottled water, travel toiletries, hand wipes, or gift cards to hand out in areas where you frequently pass homeless people. These simple supplies can help them stay healthy, nourished, and hydrated. Remember that it’s often easier for them to receive small items or limited quantities than large or copious, difficult-to-carry offerings.

Organize a Coat Drive

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Host a coat drive to provide comfortable and durable outerwear during cold seasons. You can also make a difference, one person at a time, by carrying extra hats, socks, and gloves to offer to people you meet. Be sure to politely ask the people you encounter if they need these items first, rather than assume.

Volunteer With Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity proactively fights long-term homelessness by building houses for at-risk families. Volunteer with a construction team in your area and build some muscles while helping families in your community become homeowners!

The Hunger Site

The Hunger Site is a place where people can come together to help the hungry, in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to signing petitions, shopping for the cause, and staying informed about hunger and poverty, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on a yellow button to provide much-needed food for people in need. Visit The Hunger Site and click today - it's free!

Help Feed the Hungry

Provide food and supplies to those in need at The Hunger Site for free!