Nadina Barnes
Nadina Barnes

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There...

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There were no sheets, just sleeping bags. Afterthat I made up some silk sleeping bag liners. It sounds expensive but it wasn't. Actually, they caould probabl;y be bought in bulk for about $8=10 and are perfect for homeless peolpe....very small and lightweight, easily cleaned in a public bathroom and dried with the hand dryer on the wall.

Cole Miller
Cole Miller
  • Nadina Barnes

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that...

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that buy elections for pocket change are get rewarded with billions. Dismantle the corporate state, build an economy that serves human needs rather than the greed of "Corporate Persons" -- and the homeless will be housed, the hungry fed, and the predators punished.

Daniel Hutcherson
Daniel Hutcherson
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller Are you a communist or Marxist? Keep your redistribution notions in your Democrat hope chest.

Caroline Morrison
Caroline Morrison
  • Nadina Barnes

I totally agree with what Cole Miller has said. I am neither a communist or a marxist. I am a human being

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

I think they should also empty their own private Social Security Funds; these supposed "higher up's" have no right to create their own Social Security Plan. They are exactly like everyone else... AMERICANS, who work hard for our money and are in reality the "backbone" of this nation.

Frederick Hall
Frederick Hall
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel Hutcherson : It may be just an angery response from Millar but in keeping with the American Governments paranoia with Comunists, you fall into the trap of thinking that the concept is bad. It is unworkable, but is from the ideals of fairness to all people, something that your country does not practice. I have been behind the IRON CURTAIN and seen the disaster of the system, and it is because Humanity is selfish.

Katherine Hellsten
Katherine Hellsten
  • Nadina Barnes

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http:/...

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Tim Hughes
Tim Hughes
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel, do you know how much business we give to Communist China? Your cell phone is made by communists! BTW, what kind of law/ethics do they teach at your 'city university'?

Dorri Neville
Dorri Neville

This says it ALL ~ stop helping other countries ~ and TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN. Making sure EVERY child has a bed to sleep in ~ war clothes to wear ~ good food in their bellies and have the opportunity to a Great education ~ should be THE major priority of any and all our Presidents of this Country ~ CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE ♥.

Dorri Neville
Dorri Neville
  • Dorri Neville

*WARM* CLOTHES ~ SORRY FOR THE TYPO

Destiny Watkins
Destiny Watkins

I was homeless for until three weeks ago. I had been homeless for 14 months of my youth.. This is a real problem and depression is probably the worst. Not having anyone to care, a home to sleep in, food to eat it makes the struggle to live seem never-ending. I'm thankful that I was saved. I don't know where I would be if not for my friends.

John Johnson
John Johnson
  • Destiny Watkins

I AM HAPPY FOR YOU GOD BLESS AND STAY STRONG

Barry Adair
Barry Adair

I support local Food Banks and food pantrys here in Houston, TX. How can families improve their chances for success or how can children do well in school if they don't have basic nutrition, clothing, school supplies, and medicine? Why should the US Govt dump Billions in Fed aid around the world without first looking in our own backyard? Lets help other countries, but make sure our own starving people are fed 1st!

Ghaith BM
Ghaith BM
  • Barry Adair

You know actually The Billions that the government dump in fed aid around the world is absolutely fake .. if this billions are true u wouldn't see any starving people around the world

Kristina Coles Prater
Kristina Coles Prater

I know the statistics for american children and it irritates me when I see the commercials to help children in other countries I don't think we need to worry about them as long as there are children in our neighborhoods and cities/towns that are homeless and or hardly surviving. When all are taken care of in the U.S. then it makes more sense to worry about children in other countries.

Courtnay Power
Courtnay Power
  • Kristina Coles Prater

that is a selfish viewpoint- it is opening our hearts to doing the right thing everywhere you are
and not closing our minds ad hearts to people beyond the American border is when you will start to evolve as a human being to a more enlightened viewpoint

Vito Recchia
Vito Recchia

It's a shame America is the richest country in the world and we have to worry about being homeless

Andrew Cosentino
Andrew Cosentino
  • Vito Recchia

and hungry as well! Hope and change, my......

Ally Perkins
Ally Perkins

I watched a documentary a few years ago and it was called ''China and the killing rooms'' orsomething of a similar title, they had this room where they would put newborn babies (usually a girl) and that is where they would die because they did not get any food or comfort, they were not touched again till the poor little babies had died....I HATE China with a passion, they DO NOT value human rights or anything else that has sentient life on this planet! China and similar countries near them...

I watched a documentary a few years ago and it was called ''China and the killing rooms'' orsomething of a similar title, they had this room where they would put newborn babies (usually a girl) and that is where they would die because they did not get any food or comfort, they were not touched again till the poor little babies had died....I HATE China with a passion, they DO NOT value human rights or anything else that has sentient life on this planet! China and similar countries near them who are like this should be boycotted...I never buy anything if it says made in China....Just saying.

Mark Zelepugas
Mark Zelepugas
  • Ally Perkins

Me no likey China their greed will land them in h e double hockey sticks!!!

Darlene Rouse
Darlene Rouse

I will pray for the sick and poor! I will give to charities e.g. Salvation Army does great work.

Blake Parker
Blake Parker
  • Darlene Rouse

It is very pleasing to read your comment, Darlene. Some people don't care about the suffering of others but some do. I am always happy when I meet people who do care about other less fortunate people. Even by simply raising awareness we make a difference. One of the things I do is to help WFP treat Acutely Undernourished children in countries that don't have the social safety nets we are accustomed to. Perhaps you can visit the 'WFP Committee of Boston' FB page just to learn about how WFP...

It is very pleasing to read your comment, Darlene. Some people don't care about the suffering of others but some do. I am always happy when I meet people who do care about other less fortunate people. Even by simply raising awareness we make a difference. One of the things I do is to help WFP treat Acutely Undernourished children in countries that don't have the social safety nets we are accustomed to. Perhaps you can visit the 'WFP Committee of Boston' FB page just to learn about how WFP addresses global hunger. Please have a nice day! ¯\(ツ)/¯

Monica Steele
Monica Steele

It's a shame this country of ours worries about who will be running for office( when they all lie anyway to us) and not worry about kids that don't have a roof over their heads or three square meals in their bellies. This world is not for" WE THE PEOPLE" it's for bull*#@& politics......FEED THE KIDS AND GIVE THEM A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

Tate David
Tate David
  • Monica Steele

That's the truth.Whoever lies the least I guess is the one

Pat Baney-Smith
Pat Baney-Smith

Charity begins at home. Just for now, we have limited economic resources. As parents we can not imagine just one child of the world going to bed or waking up with no food. During these difficult times, we need to make heartbreaking choices. Why not give 80% to USA kids and 20% to other countries. Unfortunately, that 20% will not reach the children. Look into what organizations are top heavy with CEO's with an income of six figures.
I love the Salvation Army. They are the first to...

Charity begins at home. Just for now, we have limited economic resources. As parents we can not imagine just one child of the world going to bed or waking up with no food. During these difficult times, we need to make heartbreaking choices. Why not give 80% to USA kids and 20% to other countries. Unfortunately, that 20% will not reach the children. Look into what organizations are top heavy with CEO's with an income of six figures.
I love the Salvation Army. They are the first to respond and are not driving upscale cars. Research, do your homework, as every dollar makes a difference.

Patty Paradowski
Patty Paradowski
  • Pat Baney-Smith

The Salvation Army is the best, you are right on target.

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