“Being homeless is like living in a post-apocalyptic world. You’re on the outskirts of society.” – Frank Dillane
Many cities around the world are seeing record low temperatures. With the winter season becoming unbearable for most people, imagine how the homeless would cope with the situation. This is why you hear many stories from around the world about people helping the homeless stay warm and protect themselves from the harsh weather.
Eight-year-old Hailey Amerson from Humble, Texas, identified this problem and mentioned to her mom that she wanted to donate socks to the homeless. The third grader asked her family and friends to help, leading to a donation of over 1,000 socks so far. Hailey stated that helping others makes her happy. Next year she wants to donate coats to those in need around Easter time. You can learn about the entire story here.
From Texas all the way to Dublin, Ireland; a Facebook page titled Warm for Winter launched an initiative to collect clothes for the homeless. Dublin has a serious homelessness epidemic, and therefore, a little kindness can go a long way towards helping the needy. This initiative encouraged Dubliners to hang up warm clothes that they can spare in dry areas around the city. They even put up signs to convey their message, asking the homeless to take the clothes they need, and asking donors to hang what they brought. You can read more about this here.
The founder of the campaign, Patrick Fryers, collects the clothes and hangs them up on Ha’penny Bridge. He also leaves hangers for people to hang up the coats they are donating. Sheltering Grace Ministry loves the fact that people from different parts of the world are recognizing homelessness as a genuine issue. You should contribute according to your capacity. After all, if you have socks or jackets that you no longer use, you can simply donate them to a worthy cause.
Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 Ltd. non-profit ministry. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing mothers with a safe place to live during pregnancy. We also equip them with the tools they need to improve decision-making, enhance employment options, and increase family income to act responsibly as the head of their household. All of our services develop their self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.