This GIVE is a team GIVE inspired and supported by my dear friend Mark. Thank you Mark for being so generous – this is your GIVE of the day today!
I was working yesterday at my paying job (event production) at a downtown venue call District 319. This venue is located in a very colourful area of our city – East Hasting. In about a 3 block radius, there is a dense population of homeless people. It’s almost shocking the first time you drive through this area as it so different than any other place in Vancouver.
It was easy to be inspired to GIVE working down here as you could do just about anything, buy someone lunch, give money, give cigarettes is always a big one. Over the years I have volunteered working directly with the homeless and have a good idea of some of their needs especially with the cold weather coming.
In comes my friend Mark who was in visiting from Toronto last week. Mark was planning to help me with shoes for my “Let Your Footprint Live On” GIVE but realized he didn’t have any old shoes here in Vancouver ready for the program. Mark generously went to Sport Check and got a gift certificate to use at my discretion for a GIVE. I knew exactly how I woud spend the money to help a few homeless people on East Hasting.
Day 16 / GIVE 16
Today’s GIVE was simple. I purchased half a dozen pairs of socks and a pair of shoes as gifts for the homeless on Hastings. Two items that are always in need on the street.
Off I went down the street and in about 30 seconds came upon a group of people that were happy to take the items and very grateful.
If you have the chance sometime soon, by a homeless person a coffee and muffin or just say hello. It’s easy to GIVE kindness when someone is having a difficult time in their life. Make it your GIVE one day.
Time Commitment: 20 minutes Cost: 0 (generous donation)