Month: December 2012

Street Sense: Homelessness Doesn't End December 31

“If aliens landed on earth, they’d think homelessness was only a problem between November 1st and the end of December,” says Brian Carome, executive director of Street Sense in DC. His observation is not without humor, but it’s laced with deep frustration. I ask why homelessness isn’t covered more often by the media given the …

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The Salvation Army's Red Kettle is Now Online

Is it possible to take a simple 19th century concept and bring it into the 21st century, while retaining it’s original charm? The Salvation Army is having quite a bit of success in doing just that with their online Red Kettle Campaign and other digital efforts. While we normally associate the Red Kettle with street …

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A Dog is a Child’s Best Friend: Comforting Newtown, CT

After living through such horror, there is beauty to be found in Newtown, CT. The community’s children and families are receiving consolation and love to help them heal with a visit from a five pups called the K-9 Comfort Dogs. Tim Hetzner is the president of the Lutheran Church Charities, an organization based out of …

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