Grassroots Actions to Help Homeless Kids
Sometimes even the smallest effort can have an enormous impact on a homeless kid's life.
The very meaning of "grassroots action" is a movement that starts from the ground up and is driven by the beliefs of a community. If you care passionately about the welfare of America's kids, then the possibilities for making a difference are limitless. Big or small, every action counts, and every effort you make shows these kids that someone really does care.
Set up your own personal fundraising page today and ask your friends and family to join you in supporting Covenant House. Collectively, your network of loved ones can make a significant impact in the lives of homeless kids.
Here are some other ways you can make a difference on a community level:
- Become a friend of Covenant House on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest and help us spread the word about youth homelessness!
- Have family and friends donate gently used professional clothing – it is vital that our kids look the best they can when going on job interviews, and the right outfit can go a long way to help boost once-homeless kids' self-confidence and make a positive first impression!
- Host a community candlelight vigil for homeless kids. A vigil brings together members of your community at a local church, school, park, or public gathering place.
- Gather friends for a dinner to discuss ways you can support homeless kids in your community. Combine your creativity, resources, and influence to make a difference in your community.
- Hold a drive to collect dress, casual, and athletic shoes for homeless kids in your community. Like your children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, our kids outgrow their shoes at an alarming rate. You can help dress homeless kids for success.
- Host a bake sale for homeless kids. Bake cookies, pies, cakes, and brownies with your own kids while explaining to them that some kids don't have a warm bed in a safe home. Help your kids see that they can help homeless kids in your community.
- Hold a coat or blanket drive. For so many of our kids, being warm in the winter is a luxury that most of us take for granted. By warming a child's body, we begin to warm his or her soul.