posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 01:05 PM
I'm not trying to convert or advertise or anything. I'm not going to tell you where it is or who's involved. I just want a few tips from the experts
So let me break it down for you: I have a buddy who works with the homeless, and what he's doing is building a following of homeless people who work
together to bring money in and support themselves. His premise is that we have overcomplicated our lives, and we need so little to really live, and he
wants to show that using the homeless people as a sort of "demonstration". But it won't stop at the demonstration. He's aiming at a nation-wide
movement, where the nomads of America (as he calls them) rise up and support themselves, instead of being herded like sheep from resource to resource
at the system's whim. They can help themselves instead of always having to rely on someone else. We even have a clean-up gig, where we go along
collecting cigarette butts and putting them in bags, picking up trash, feeding anyone who comes to a public meal, and just providing a random hangout
with great company and good music (they play guitar). The small things, and a few not-so-small things, you know. They actually provide a service.
That's the basic story of the program he's working on. It's both to help the homeless, and show the public what the people are trying to do to
survive. He's displaying the independence of people on the street. He cooks (he's an amazing chef) and he helps out anyway he can. I admire him, so I
decided to pitch in. We're looking at making a Facebook page, a blog, and getting a foundation going so there's money flow. We still have to go over
the finer details, but that's where ATS comes in.
What's your advice for getting this program rolling? Sponsors of course, advertisements to get the word out, all that good stuff. I'm sure some of you
have businesses, have friends with businesses, or participate in charities and drives that need this kind of attention. Our program needs a good
shove, and when the time comes, I'd like to know what I'm doing.
I've been saying for a while now that I want to help the world. Maybe this is my chance? What's your advice for starting a public program?
on 22-8-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)