I remember what it was like, having no place to go, no one to turn to who understood, who wouldn't find a way to just take advantage of the situation... and feeling awfully DIRTY. Being a woman especially, and hunger on top of it... that was a feeling I would never wish on anyone.
That and many other experiences is what birthed my inspiration to give... to not wait for them to ask. The debasement of shame and humiliation of being without and having to ask (with the high likelihood of rejection) is a burden of weight added to the despair of life as they already know it. It's spiritual death at it's greatest.
It's time for me to stock up on hygiene, especially feminine hygiene for the women. Toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc. If I could raise enough, I would file non-profit but with the way the country is headed today, I'd rather just work for it and sell merchandise to give them what I earned for them. Every time I leave the house, I pack a bag of donations to distribute - and often my days (unless I am volunteering with other causes) are filled with experiences of getting to know who they are, what happened to them, how they got where they are... all part of a quest to shed hope while coordinating a plan geared towards developing a larger project that promotes added healing to the homeless community.
So please, shop or tell your friends. I know the current selection is limited, but I'm working on it.
Thank you and God bless your hearts!