Maybe it will do some good. It can't hurt.
Am I so hope-deprived that I doubt the power of the Internet?
You can help both promote the idea that homeless kids and families need their own four walls, and at the same time restore my faith that homelessness is an issue that people are willing to care about.
I've set up a page on Change.org and have challenged people toVOTE on the issue of homelessness as it affects the invisible families and youth. Plus I'm asking for financial support for our nonprofit organization, HEAR US, which gives voice and visibility to homeless kids.
HEAR US has been involved in some amazing endeavors to help homeless families and youth:
- We created and are distributing a powerful video that helps homeless kids.
- We've worked hard to successfully remove barriers for homeless youth so they can apply for financial aid to go to college.
- We have staved off the attempts to narrow the definition of homelessness, and at the same time managed to get Congress talking about this long-ignored problem.
- We're going behind bars, helping homeless parents protect their children's educational stability, and more...
So if you care about this issue, click on the widget--the thingie at the top of this post. If you'd like to support HEAR US buy some of our "stuff" that really does make a difference.
Seems to me we are so overdue for change in this country that we can't believe we have the chance to bring it about. But we do, if we act. Feel free to share this invitation with your circle of friends and colleagues.