5 Ways to Get Involved in National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week

National Coalition for the Homeless explains how you can make a difference

Each year the National Coalition for the Homeless designates the week prior to Thanksgiving as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. This holiday season, are you prepared to make a difference in someone else’s life as well as your own?

NationalHomeless.org  has compiled several ways you can get involved and make a difference in your very own community:

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  1. Organize a One Night Out Without a Home event and fundraiser in which residents spend a night outside to learn about homelessness.
  2. Host an educational forum on hunger and homelessness. Invite individuals who have experienced homelessness, and  service providers to share their experiences.
  3. Organize a Food Stamp Challenge. Invite community members and your local government officials  to eat on a food-stamp budget for a week or a day.
  4. Organize a Living in a Car event in which volunteers take shifts living in a car for twenty-four hours in a public area to simulate how some homeless live while raising awareness about the plight of the homeless.
  5. Organize a drive to collect non-perishable items, such as food, hygiene products, clothing, blankets, books, and toys. Challenging the community organizations  to compete for which group can collect the most donations.

Read More: NationalHomeless.org