3 Ways to Spread the Love to those Less Fortunate this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate those who fill our hearts with joy, but for those facing homelessness, Valentine’s Day can be filled with the remembrance of failed friendships and past relationships. While you’re spending the day with those you love, think about how you could help spread the love to those less fortunate this Valentine’s Day.
Give the gift of love to those who need it most.
Create a Care Package
Put together a few small packages with necessities like water, deodorant, a toothbrush, and a blanket. Keep these in your car and as you come across someone experiencing homelessness, give them the care package. You might also want to include one of our referral cards so they know they have a place to go (and directions to get there).
Write a Letter
No matter who you are or how old you get, receiving a hand-written letter always warms your heart. To those who don’t often receive mail, a letter can brighten their whole day. Small gestures go a long way, and simply taking the time to let them know that you care could be the spark that they needed.
Give a Gift that Gives Back
Instead of running to the store for a box of chocolates, a small donation of $25 dollars could give someone in need a place to sleep, a meal to eat, and the hope they deserve. The life-changing difference you make for just one person can rescue an entire family, their children, and even their grandchildren. Deciding to help someone in need truly is an impact that can resonate for generations. Just take a look at some of the amazing lives that have been changed because of generous people like you.
Homelessness is a temporary circumstance, not a permanent condition. It can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye. A person who calls the streets their home should be able to feel love, joy, and acceptance just the same as you. Be the person to give them the hope they need this Valentine’s Day.
Ways to Give
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