Top 9 Tips for Helping the Homeless
Carry Extra Snacks and SuppliesCarry a small supply of snacks, bottled water, travel toiletries, hand wipes, or gift cards to hand out in areas where you frequently pass homeless people. These simple supplies can help them stay healthy, nourished, and hydrated. Remember that it’s often easier for them to receive small items or limited quantities than large or copious, difficult-to-carry offerings.
Organize a Coat Drive
Host a coat drive to provide comfortable and durable outerwear during cold seasons. You can also make a difference, one person at a time, by carrying extra hats, socks, and gloves to offer to people you meet. Be sure to politely ask the people you encounter if they need these items first, rather than assume.