‘This win is for all of those people in Dublin who struggle to find a bed at night’ – generous Lotto winner plans to fight homelessness after €500k win

A Dublin woman who nabbed a €500k lotto prize has pledged to use the money to help fight homelessness in the capital. Collecting her cheque at Lotto HQ the big-hearted winner said she would spend the remainder of the day visiting homeless people to help them out. “This win is for all of those people in Dublin who struggle to … Read More

Rehumanizing Homelessness, One Story at a Time

What did you experience the last time you encountered a homeless person? I often ask this question to my friends, and to be fair, it’s not their favorite conversation topic. Most of them report experiencing a mix of sadness, anger, guilt and fear. Rather than seeing a fellow citizen, the encounter reminds them of one of the most pressing issues … Read More

Residents and visitors donate more than £5,000 to help homeless in Cambridge

Cambridge residents and visitors have donated more than £5,000 to a fund helping rough sleepers and vulnerable people in just a few months. The Cambridge Street Aid fund, which was set up last November, provides positive assistance to rough sleepers, homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. Cambridge residents and visitors have donated more than £5,000 to a fund … Read More

Bombas sock company aims to “bee better”

Sock company Bombas was born out of a mission to help those in need. The business began after co-founders Randy Goldberg and Dave Heath learned socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. “It was a fact that kind of stood out to me as being both interesting and upsetting at kind of the same time,” Heath said … Read More

Seattle Symphony brings homelessness inside the concert hall

Never before has an American symphony orchestra given the homeless equal billing with Charles Ives and Ludwig van Beethoven. But this week, homelessness takes center stage in Benaroya Hall during a performance of Ives’ “New England Holidays” (aka “Holidays” Symphony), as part of a Seattle Symphony initiative that aims to build connections with the community. During a performance of “New … Read More

Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too. And for many who come to The Way, a day center in Gainesville serving warm breakfast and lunch to those living on the streets, in cars and local shelters, it’s nice to have their daily habits and expectations shaken up. That was precisely the case when the Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen, a big-rig loaded … Read More

Dover church optimistic about the city’s commission to address homelessness

DOVER, Del. – Sunday morning, members of Victory Church made sandwiches and packed lunches and headed to the streets of Dover to hand them out to homeless throughout the city. “We hit the library, hit the bus stop,” says Pastor Aaron Appling from Victory Church. Pastor Aaron tells us they’ve been feeding homeless people in the area two meals daily … Read More

One Woman Is Trying to End Homelessness One Piece of Cardboard at a Time

Tina Hovsepian was recently named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and for good reason. The architect is using her design knowledge to create durable, temporary housing for homeless people using cardboard. As a Los Angeles native, Hovsepian couldn’t help but be affected by the horrific reality of homelessness she saw in her city. In a video uploaded by UPROXX, … Read More

Man confronted after ‘throwing homeless people’s sleeping bags away’

Eyewitness Wez James claims he saw the man, who he believed to be a security guard, collect the bags when the rough sleepers went to use toilets in a nearby Burger King in Manchester. He said the man collected the bags using a litter picker before disposing of them in the bin. The 26-year-old said he believed the man worked … Read More