I know, everyone is always asking for your help. You feel like you can never get anything done because your friends and family always need something. Maybe it’s a ride somewhere or running an errand or taking care of someone when they’re sick or sad. We’re always willing to help those we care about when they need an extra hand. And it’s great when they’re willing to help us out and return the favor when we ask. But, what if you are homeless and can’t ask anyone for help because your family and friends have moved on without you or you’re mentally ill and actually can’t ask? It’s a very lonely life when there’s no one to help boost you up when you’re down and get you back on your feet so that you can start helping yourself again.
So, in case you needed them, here are 10 great reasons to help the homeless if you aren’t yet:
- You would want someone to help if you were in trouble and needed a hand.
- The next person may not choose to help. It’s up to you.
- They are people, just like you.
- Your chance to help others.
- The bright and restored future Because of you.
- You have the time and money even if you feel you don’t.
- You want to make a difference.
- It’s the right thing to do.
- It makes you feel good!
- They appreciate it and it gives them hope.
- They can’t change their lives without you.
- Good things happen to you when you do good for others.
There you have it, 12 terrific reasons to reach out to someone you don’t know and give, just a little of your time or money. No one is asking for anything major here, so don’t worry about that. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most to the people receiving them. For instance, you can take a look around your house and gather up all you spare change (you’re not using it). You’ll be surprised at how much you find all over the place. You can donate it to a homeless shelter or, better yet, buy some inexpensive personal care products and make up small hygiene kits you can keep with you and give out to homeless people when you see them on the streets. And, remember to say “hello” to people you meet on the streets. They’ll be glad you did and you’ll feel more connected to the people you’re helping.