Dear Members - |
July starts the 3rd quarter of 2010 and thus brings us to our next service topic: The Homeless. Many people tend to think of helping the homeless during the holidays with canned food and warm coat drives.
The truth is, with the economy still struggling, shelters are finding more and more people needing their services while their funding and donation levels are dropping. The Orange County Rescue Mission (our local shelter) reports that they are facing a $327,000 shortfall in donations while demand has gone up 256%! The story is the same nationwide.
We've listed some great organizations and links that will help you and your kids find ways to help out. Every little bit counts!
If you or someone you know has completed a project to help the homeless or someone in need, please send them to our web site to fill out a project form.
Founder and CEO
Ripple Kids, INC.
Help us keep the ripple going and use the 'forward' button below to share with your friends and family.
|How can YOU start a Ripple?|
- LEARN more about organizations that are helping the Homeless
- Take ACTion by completing a
service project to help the Homeless.
- SUPPORT your peers who are helping the Homeless.
- SHARE the joy....encourage others to start a ripple by sharing what you've learned about helping others!
LEARN: About Organizations Helping the Homeless|
ACT: What Can You do to help the Homeless?|
Pick one of these EZ ways to get your ripple started:
Note: as part of your planning, identify and contact your local agency to confirm their needs.
- Collect gently used clothing, shoes, toys, sports equipment or games to donate to a local organization that assists homeless families.
- Put together backpacks with school supplies for children in need - visit dosomething.org for more information about their supply drive
- Collect canned food with your sports team, Scouting troop or a group of friends and deliver to your local shelter.