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63 Heartwarming Homeless Initiatives

From Homeless Haircut Projects to Mobile Charitable Laundry

— June 12, 2015 — Social Good
These homeless initiatives contain powerful messages about the social good that takes place in our society. These empowering messages are often presented through wonderful acts of kindness geared towards those living among us who don't have a home.

Homeless initiatives such as Mark Bustos's portable hairdressing salon aim to change the way people view other people. This specific initiative is empowering for both homeless people and those who are exposed to this act of social good. Other ads and commercials such as Vinzirast's homeless social media campaign that shares struggles in real-time are perfect education tools to keep society informed.

Changing the way our society views those who are homeless will enable us to adapt and change for the better. Whether these initiatives are campaigns to raise awareness or physical acts to help those suffering, they are all empowering.
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Heartbreaking Crane Games
Heartbreaking Crane Games
This Claw Vending Machine Delivers a Message About the Homeless
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Underprivileged Networking Stunts
Underprivileged Networking Stunts
This Charity Marketing Stunt Involves a Mock Profile on LinkedIn
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Social Enterprise Cooking Stalls
Social Enterprise Cooking Stalls
Hamlet Foods Empowers Poor People in the Philippines
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60
Worker-Benefiting Temp Agencies
Worker-Benefiting Temp Agencies
In Every Story Labor Services Supports Precarious Workers
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59
Recycled Item Nomadic Homes
Recycled Item Nomadic Homes
StudioBird Experiments with the Future Wagon
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58
Community-Changing Slurps
Community-Changing Slurps
The Bath Soup Company Hires Homeless People for Production
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57
Sustainable Sharing
Sustainable Sharing
Editor Laura McQuarrie Discusses Her Favorite Charitable Sharing Platforms
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Surprising Homeless Confessions
Surprising Homeless Confessions
Rethink Homelessness Brings More Context to People's Situations
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Blanket Social Businesses
Blanket Social Businesses
Sackcloth & Ashes Donates Blankets for the Homeless for the Ones You Buy
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Empathy-Testing Experiments
Empathy-Testing Experiments
The Homeless Child Experiment by Fousey TUBE Explores Human Reaction
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Mobile Restroom Solutions
Mobile Restroom Solutions
San Francisco's Tenderloin Pit Stop Addresses Human Waste in Public
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Skill-Building Shelters
Skill-Building Shelters
Marc Roth Founded the Learning Shelter to Give Homeless People Jobs
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Homeless Handwritten Typefaces
Homeless Handwritten Typefaces
The Newly Compiled Homeless Fonts Use Their Actual Handwriting
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Tabloid-Mimicking Homeless Ads
Tabloid-Mimicking Homeless Ads
The Woodgreen Homeward Bound Magazine Campaign Replaces Celebs
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Nostalgic Homeless Ads
Nostalgic Homeless Ads
This French Homeless Campaign is a Blast From the Past
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Tearjerker Insurance Ads
Tearjerker Insurance Ads
This Thai Life Insurance Commercial Stars an Unsung Hero
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Feel-Good Homeless Pranks
Feel-Good Homeless Pranks
These Homeless People Are in for a Memorable Gourmet April Fool's Dinner
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46
Formerly Homeless Tour Guides
Formerly Homeless Tour Guides
The Homeless Tour Guides Help Tourists Discover Barcelona
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45
Social Homeless Campaigns
Social Homeless Campaigns
Vinzirast's Homeless Social Media Campaign Shares Struggles in Real Time
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Gourmet Training for Homeless Youth
Gourmet Training for Homeless Youth
Streat Takes a Taste-Focused Approach to Employment Programs
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Homeless Empowering Newspapers
Homeless Empowering Newspapers
Spare Change News's Newspaper Design is Raw and Grungy
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Transformed Toilet Artworks
Transformed Toilet Artworks
These Toilet Artworks Were Made to Raise Awareness About the Homeless
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Homeless Viewpoint Ads
Homeless Viewpoint Ads
Depaul UK's Poverty Awareness Campaign Shows Two Sides of the Story
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Homeless Pet Photography
Homeless Pet Photography
Norah Levine Captures Homeless People With Pets
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Mobile Charitable Laundry
Mobile Charitable Laundry
A portable laundry service for the homeless...
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Homeless Model Portrayals
Homeless Model Portrayals
GQ Spain's From the Inside Out Story is Gritty and Raw
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Homeless NYC Photography
Homeless NYC Photography
This Homeless Photo Series is Moving and Candid
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Illustrated Coffee Cups
Illustrated Coffee Cups
Artist Miguel Cardona Draws on To-Go Cups for Charity
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Accessible Shower Buses
Accessible Shower Buses
Lava Mae Provides Showers For the Homeless Using Renovated Automobiles
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Homeless Cardboard Art
Homeless Cardboard Art
The Behind the Sign Project Auctions Off One-of-a-Kind Creations
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Revamped Toilet Sculptures
Revamped Toilet Sculptures
The Lava Mae Project Promotes Homelessness Awareness with Toilets
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Triangular Billboard Houses
Triangular Billboard Houses
The Framework of This Small House Design is Made from Billboard Ads
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Homeless Dwelling Photography
Homeless Dwelling Photography
'The Camps' Comprises Photos of Ramshackle Shanties in Baltimore
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Homeless Mannequin Charities
Homeless Mannequin Charities
JWT Amsterdam Set Up Mannequins to Raise Money for the Homeless
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Homeless Fashion Photography
Homeless Fashion Photography
Slavik's Fashion Chronicles the Outfits of a 55-Year-Old Homeless Man
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Paper Log Abodes
Paper Log Abodes
Shigeru Ban Constructs Temporary Shelters to Help the Philippines
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Haunting Homeless Advertisements
Haunting Homeless Advertisements
The People of the Streets Foundation Raise Homeless Awareness
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Inflatable Heat-Sharing Shelters
Inflatable Heat-Sharing Shelters
The paraSITE Shelter Turns Excess Heat into Comfortable Living
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Pop Culture Coffee Cups
Pop Culture Coffee Cups
Miguel Cardona's Paper Coffee Cup Art Depicts A Range of Famed Characters
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Spray Painted Homeless Homes
Spray Painted Homeless Homes
Graffiti Artist Skid Robot Imagines Dream Abodes for Less Fortunate
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Self-Centered Homeless Ads
Self-Centered Homeless Ads
A New York Non-Profit Homeless Campaign Indicates Health Benefits
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Repurposed Shipping Shelters
Repurposed Shipping Shelters
This Homeless Housing Solution Recycles Used Shipping Containers
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Homeless Boxer Photography
Homeless Boxer Photography
This Photo Series Shows a Homeless Boxer Building Himself a Huge Shack
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Humanizing Homeless People Paintings
Humanizing Homeless People Paintings
These Murals by Depaul UK is a Show of Street Art Activism
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Recycled Mobile Homeless Shelters
Recycled Mobile Homeless Shelters
The Homelessness Project Uses Discarded Items to Provide Housing
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Bamboo Homeless Shelters
Bamboo Homeless Shelters
These Bamboo Structures Could Provide Housing for Asia's Homeless
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Homeless Survival Kits
Homeless Survival Kits
Edmundas Jankauskas's Kit Design Prepares People for Life on the Street
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Homeless Possession Photography
Homeless Possession Photography
John Kilar's Skid Row Photography is Powerful and Heart-Wrenching
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Portable Winter Shelters
Portable Winter Shelters
This Sleeping Bag Converts into a Tent on the Go
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Homeless-Helping Micro-Homes (UPDATE)
Homeless-Helping Micro-Homes (UPDATE)
These Miniature Homes Provide Housing for the Homeless
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Homeless Laundry Trailers
Homeless Laundry Trailers
Non-Profit Project WeHOPE is Crowdfunding Their Mobile Shower Facilities
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Penetrating Homeless Portraits
Penetrating Homeless Portraits
Lee Jeffries' Homeless Photography makes a Powerful Statement
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Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home Was Designed By Californian High School Students
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Vertical Tent Pods
Vertical Tent Pods
A-KAMP47 by Malka Architecture Provides Shelter for the Homeless
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House-Converted Billboards
House-Converted Billboards
DesignDevelop Turns Ads into Shelters for the Homeless
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Anti-Homeless Installments
Anti-Homeless Installments
Nils Norman Depicts the Questionable Nature of ‘Defensive Architecture’
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Graphic Humanitarian Homeless Signs
Graphic Humanitarian Homeless Signs
These Painted Homeless Signs Attract Attention
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Multi-Message Bench Marketing
Multi-Message Bench Marketing
This Homeless Shelter Advertising Campaign Has Multiple Functions
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Homeless Microhouse Communities
Homeless Microhouse Communities
This Project Provides Sustainable Tiny Housing for the Homeless
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Candid Homeless Portraits
Candid Homeless Portraits
Michael Pharaoh Captures Homeless People in a Stunningly Real Way
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Pop Bottle Houses
Pop Bottle Houses
The USA Can End Homelessness by Building Plastic Bottle Houses
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Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
Revolutionary Micro-Home Initiatives
The Miniature Housing Project of Portland is Making Waves
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Homeless Haircut Projects
Homeless Haircut Projects
Mark Bustos Wants to Help Change the Way People are Perceived
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