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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Making A Difference To The Homeless

           Making A Difference To The Homeless

As we move into winter I often reflect on the issue of homelessness. This is something most of us will never have to experience in our lifetime.

I was inspired a couple of weeks ago by a young child who stunned me, actually, with her awareness and feelings about homelessness. She explained to me how she feels sad when she looks out of the car window and notices a homeless individual on a street corner asking for money.

I think it is important for us to have the same awareness and compassion as this young child  and reflect upon how we can best support the homeless; especially during winter months. Remember, these individuals have had life goals, have had/do have families, and many are war veterans. Some found the courage to leave a relationship where there was domestic violence and many have severe mental health issues.

Perhaps with our support and care, we can contribute to empowering individuals, even in a small way, and help them become aware that their life does matter. For it is in this way the quality of their lives can improve.  All individuals deserve this!

How can you support the homeless? Feel free to add a comment.

Riedman-Dangler Counseling Services will be collecting items that can benefit the homeless such as socks, toiletries, winter coats……

Feel free to comment on this blog as well as making a contribution to this Kindness Project. The items can be brought to Riedman-Dangler Counseling Services on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Feel free to call 241-0101 if you have questions.

 
Catholic Family Center Housing and Homeless – 546-7220

Project Homeless Connect –546-6340

The Center for Youth - 24-hour hotline: 585 271-7670

Salvation Army – 987-9500


                        Everyone Deserves To Be Treated With Respect……

 

 

 


10 Comments to Making A Difference To The Homeless:

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Amy on Monday, January 18, 2016 12:54 PM
The concrete items like clothing are helpful. Also, I think a smile and/or encouraging word can brighten one's day!
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baccarat on Monday, February 29, 2016 1:18 AM
I think we do need to be reminded of the value of all people


baccarat on Monday, February 29, 2016 1:18 AM
Thanks


baccarat on Monday, February 29, 2016 1:18 AM
Thanks for the reminder


John on Monday, January 18, 2016 8:04 PM
Excellent thought. Thanks for the reminder.
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Cindy on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:37 PM
I think we do need to be reminded of the value of all people; whatever their circumstances may be. Think about "giving back" to those in need such as the homeless. We never know how one may be impacted by these gestures, in a positive way.
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www.bayridgecounsellingcentres.ca/ on Thursday, December 22, 2016 2:30 AM
Perhaps with our support and care, we can contribute to empowering individuals, even in a small way, and help them become aware that their life does matter. For it is in this way the quality of their lives can improve.
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lin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 3:40 AM
nice
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anonymous on Friday, August 10, 2018 12:57 PM
Good post
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Domi Jon on Monday, April 1, 2019 10:24 AM
It is interesting to read your blog post and I am going to share it with my friends. Herbew Fentos
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