Jeremy Corbyn Dedicates Christmas Message to People Helping the Homeless During the Holiday Season

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.” – Jan Schakowsky

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The number of people lacking adequate housing around the world is close to 2 billion, and of those hundreds of millions of people are dealing with homelessness. Each year the holiday season represents the perfect time to help those who are less privileged and in need. Over 170,000 families and individuals in the UK alone are destitute at the moment. Thankfully, there are many people showing care and compassion for their needs at Christmas time.

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Going Green to Give Back

Going Green to Give Back: Staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden Upcycles Waste to Create Mats for the Homeless

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Giving back to the community isn’t restricted to collecting items or money for donation. People also come up with unique ways to make life easier for others. The staff at a local Camden hospital took the initiative to go green, and in the process found an innovative way to give back. The team running the operating room at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital is upcycling waste materials. Their aim is to provide items to the homeless through this endeavor.

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Backpacks for the Homeless

Backpacks for the Homeless: The Kindness Crew Calgary Society to Distribute Backpacks Filled with Essentials to the Homeless

“The holidays are a rough time for the homeless, but it’s a year-round problem we have to solve.” – Mike Binder

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There isn’t a better time to spread some cheer and give back to the community than the holiday season. The homeless in particular have little, if any, reason to celebrate the festivities and get into the spirit of the season. Some organizations are trying to bring a smile to their lips by providing them essentials.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Thanksgiving by Giving Back to the Community

Helping Hands Philadelphia: Celebrating the Spirit of Thanksgiving by Giving Back to the Community

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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The holiday season brings with it the spirit of celebration, joy, and thanksgiving. Unfortunately, not every family has the means to partake in the festivities. For them, a hand-to-mouth existence is a way of life. Thankfully, a few organizations are going the extra mile to engage the less privileged and share the happiness of Thanksgiving.

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Abandoned Warehouses to Homes: Re-Habit Offers Innovative Solution to Homelessness

“Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.” – Matthew Desmond, American Sociologist

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Research shows that in 2017 the homeless population in the US increased. This upward trend emerged after several years of homelessness being on a downward spiral. Homelessness is a social malaise that requires corrective action on a large scale. That said, even a small step can make a significant difference. KTGY Architecture + Planning, located in LA, concur. They are taking active steps to address this issue, via their R&D studio.

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From Sandwiches to Socks – Adina’s Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS) Aims to Make Winter Bearable for the Homeless

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Even a small act of kindness can go a long way towards improving someone’s life. Some heroes focus on the mundane gestures that can brighten a person’s day. Despite the growth of altruism over the years, there are some areas people aren’t working on enough. Adina Lichtman initiated one such effort, namely Knock Knock Give a Sock (KKGS).

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Floyd Mayweather Hands $1,000 to Homeless Man for Charity Campaign

“It’s not about giving back if you’re successful or a celebrity or how much money you have: it’s about your responsibility as an adult to help others.” – Trisha Yearwood

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Everyone who helps someone in need is a hero. Having said that, some heroes are more famous than others. And when celebrities help others they make bigger news, even inspiring more people to do their part. Such was the case when Floyd Mayweather handed a thousand dollars to a homeless man just like that.

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Help for Hurricane Florence Evacuees Comes From All Quarters

From Airlines to Airbnb Hosts – Help for Hurricane Florence Evacuees Comes From All Quarters

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” – Isaiah 58:10-11

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It is heartwarming to see how we rush to the aid of our fellow humans in times of need. Whenever crisis strikes, we have known to rise up to the occasion and help others. As Hurricane Florence comes down hard on the Carolinas, the evacuees have been shown some much-needed generosity from different quarters. Here are five groups of people making life easier for those who need it most in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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4 Reassuring Bible Verses to Lift Up a Single Mom

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1-3

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Being a single mother is among the hardest jobs in the world. Whether a woman becomes a single mom by widowhood, adopting an orphan or by being abandoned by the father of the child, the Lord is there for these women. Let’s take a look at some Bible verses that single mothers would find very encouraging.

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The Right Sleeping Position During Pregnancy (And Other Advice for a Comfortable Night When Expecting)

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker

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Everyone talks about sleepless nights after the baby comes. But the sleeplessness actually starts even before that. Getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many pregnant women and it’s more than just getting a good night’s rest. It’s also about protecting the health of the mother and the baby. Let’s take a closer look at the best sleeping position during pregnancy, and some other tips for getting better sleep.

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