Helping

Hungry and Homeless

How You Can Help


VOLUNTEER

Work directly with people experiencing homelessness. Shelters need help in a variety of areas: answering phones, typing, filing, preparing and serving food, sorting and distributing clothes.

Help build or fix up houses or shelters.

ADVOCATE

Work with people experiencing homelessness to bring about changes in policy on local, state and federal levels. Change your language and behaviors in small ways that may contribute to larger changes in the way the homeless are viewed and treated.

Get connected to a coalition. www.nationalhomeless.org/state

Educate leaders and Involve the media.

CONTRIBUTE

Donate to a food bank.

Material assistance is a necessity. Needed items might include: clothing, household goods, books, computers, pens and stationery items, bedding, toiletries. Raise funds for a program.

EDUCATE

Continue to educate yourself, your family, and your community. The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) website is updated regularly and contains information on activities as well as links to many other sites. Take advantage of teachable moments.