I thought it might be fun to share some of the things I've learned by hanging out with them. For one, they are just like you and me. Sure, they might have lived harder lives, but they are all God's children. In our own way, we're just as banged up as they are, just in a more "tidy" and "socially acceptable" way.
So here is tip number one for helping the homeless. Most of us drive by at least a few on any given day. You might see them in front of a store, or on the corner. We have all kinds of thoughts that go through our heads as we pass them, but occasionally we come up with a brilliant idea and actually try to help them! That is a good thing. God loves the poor!
|No crunchy bars!|
Gift cards are good, but not to a grocery store. You might as well just buy them a beer. Fast food gift certificates are good. They like subway too. Mac & Cheese...now you're talking!
Speaking of talking, that's what many of them like the most. Not many people actually talk to them. Not all of them are mentally ill. Many are quite nice.
Anyway, they'd want you all to know this stuff, so there you go.