FYC: Rethink Homelessness

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For Your Consideration | July 30, 2014

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The “Cardboard Stories” media project is changing the way we think about homelessness.

Welcome back to our summer series of dignified and considerate ways that we think about issues of homelessness, poverty, mental illness, addiction, and isolation. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page to reply to the series posts directly.

And speaking of thinking… how about we REthink a few things here. This week, we take a look at an incredible media project from Impact Homelessness that is aptly named “Rethink Homelessness.”

Those suffering on the margins of society in Orlando, FL are getting a chance to shine just a bit brighter this summer. With pen and cardboard sign in hand, they are sharing some of their most interesting lifetime facts and astounding accomplishments:

“I speak four languages.”

“I’ve built robots.”

“I have a degree in biology from West Virginia University.”

Impact Homelessness believes its message of compassion and understanding can prompt positive change. “Since the recession began, the face of homelessness has been changing. From school children to the elderly, from the barely employed to the victims of abuse … homelessness can affect anyone … unless we all come together to make a difference.”

Read the full article & watch the powerful media project HERE.

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