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This L.A. graffiti artist wants to change how you think about the homeless

Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist based in Los Angeles, makes luxury appear out of thin air with his work. A canopy bed, piles of money, the Taj Mahal —  he’s spray painted it all. 

The artwork itself is only half the story, however. It’s the people featured alongside his graffiti that are Skid Robot’s true focus. 

"There’s a bigger injustice taking place there that I’m addressing"Follow micdotcom

Help stop me becoming a homeless queer statistic!

My name is Will, and I’m a 21-year-old genderqueer polysexual individual from the UK.

I’m currently staying in Spain due to my university degree, but am being forced to abandon my studies due to severe anxiety and depression issues, as advised by a psychiatrist.

What this means in practice is that I am forced to return to the UK, have nowhere to live, and owe over £3000 in student loans.

I also had a huge fight with my family before leaving the UK and they threw me out.

i have no money, nowhere to live, and I cannot rent anywhere because agencies are turning me down because I have no guarantor.

i need to raise money so that I have enough for even just a couple f month’s rent, or a deposit. anything at all will help.

my goal is £400. 

My paypal address is heartherequiem@googlemail.com

Even if you can’t donate, please signal boost this. It would mean so much to me.

Thank you so much.

Stop talking about Ebola.
This picture was taken TODAY in Palestine. Israel continues to defy international law with zero consequences, thousands left homeless in the rain in Palestine.

Yesterday a man came into my work, all scruffy and dirty with a big backpack on his shoulders, and as he was leaving I told him to stay dry because it’s been raining almost none stop for a few days. 

He stopped and turned around and laughed, and then he showed me his new shoes that he just bought and said “I’ve been walking the perimeter of the United States; these shoes will last me another month, rain or sunshine.”

We talked for a bit and he told me about how he’s walking around the perimeter of the entire U.S. to raise awareness and money for the homeless. He told me about some things he’s seen and the places he’s been so far. Before he left, he gave me a big smile, said “God be with you,” and walked out the door with the happiest strut I’ve ever seen. 

He started off in Virginia and made it all the way down here to Florida on foot, and he’s still got a long way to go. He was very kind and very optimistic. 

I’ve never met someone like him before, so I want to try and spread him and his effort here on tumblr. 

He isn’t very popular yet, but I really want to try to spread his word and raise awareness of the homelessness issue here in the U.S., and try to help him raise money for this cause. 

His name is Leroy Bailey and if you want to follow him around the U.S. his facebook is here

I didn’t get a photo of him so I took this one from his facebook

Trans woman looking for a place to crash for a few days

Hello, my name is Octavia. I am a disabled trans woman, 22 years old, and trying to get out of an abusive relationship. If anyone one is in the NYC are who can let me crash for a few days at most while I get my shit together in preparation to moving west, that would be cool.

Even if you can’t host me please boost this.

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Dog’s Touching Love Letter To Owners Who Abandoned Him Will Change How You See Strays

If a homeless dog could write a letter to the people who left him on the side of the road, what would he say?

"Never Say Goodbye," a poignant Purina-sponsored short film, imagines the answer. 

Watch the full video here for this dogs full journey and it’s heart-breaking conclusion that will most definitely make you cry. 

(Source: 明星愛犬訓練學校 via Facebook)

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A Pep Talk from Kid President and GROVER for SOCKTOBER!

Together, these two are on a mission to let you know that helping is easy and you can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.

From Homeless to Congress!

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Last May, Bethune-Cookman University senior, Joshua Williams, graduated from the institution with the odds against him. The 23 year-old, whose life has been marked by loss and other adversities, had been homeless for almost three out of the four years that he attended the university, often relying on his peers for food and support. Despite this, William’s desire to pursue his education did not falter, and he graduated from the University with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2013, and became the first Bethune-Cookman student to establish his own scholarship fund, “The Keeper of Light”.

Today, Williams lives in the District of Columbia, where he serves as a Congressional intern for the House of Representatives. To learn more about Josh Williams, and “The Keeper of Light” scholarship, please visit the link in the bio!

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