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09

Oct

The wealthy gave less, while the poor gave moreResearchers take a closer look at America’s charitable giving habits and find some surprising results.

The wealthy gave less, while the poor gave more
Researchers take a closer look at America’s charitable giving habits and find some surprising results.

21

Jul

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

27

Jun

Bus-turned-mobile bathroom gives San Francisco’s homeless a place to wash upWith the help of a few key partners and plenty of outside-the-box thinking, a nonprofit explores a big-hearted method in which to give retired city buses a brand new purpose.

Bus-turned-mobile bathroom gives San Francisco’s homeless a place to wash up
With the help of a few key partners and plenty of outside-the-box thinking, a nonprofit explores a big-hearted method in which to give retired city buses a brand new purpose.

01

May

Taking it to the Streets: Mother-daughter team helps the homeless by helping their petsLori and Shira Rich are saving the lives of the homeless in California — regardless of whether they have 2 legs or 4.

Taking it to the Streets: Mother-daughter team helps the homeless by helping their pets
Lori and Shira Rich are saving the lives of the homeless in California — regardless of whether they have 2 legs or 4.

27

Jan

How marathon runners help the homeless (without even knowing it)Father-daughter team turns a common race practice into a clever opportunity to help the less fortunate.

How marathon runners help the homeless (without even knowing it)
Father-daughter team turns a common race practice into a clever opportunity to help the less fortunate.

12

Dec

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homelessA social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

Fresh starts, tiny dwellings abound in eco-villages for the homeless
A social outreach ministry in Austin, Texas, and an offshoot of Occupy in Madison, Wisc., envision planned communities where formerly homeless residents living in micro-homes will have just enough room to get back on their feet.

31

Jul

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

03

Feb


 For marginalized urban recyclers, a nonprofit with a can-do attitude  



Founded to support New York City’s community of maligned and largely destitute urban recyclers known as canners, Sure We Can operates the city’s only homeless-friendly bottle and can redemption center.
Founded to support New York City’s community of maligned and largely destitute urban recyclers known as canners, Sure We Can operates the city’s only homeless-friendly bottle and can redemption center.

16

Jul

San Francisco pairs puppies with the poor to curb panhandlingThe city sees its new program as a way to help animals and people, but critics say dogs are being put at risk.

San Francisco pairs puppies with the poor to curb panhandling
The city sees its new program as a way to help animals and people, but critics say dogs are being put at risk.

18

Jun

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safeHundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.

Pets of the homeless: Not quite strays, not quite safe
Hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans own pets, a sign of just how important animals can be to humans. But despite the benefits, many of these pets are also a burden to people who already struggle to feed themselves.