Posts tagged ‘homeless’

April 12, 2017

Poor get Papal Makeover

by duncanr

service wash, anyone?

Pope Francis has opened a laundrette offering free washers, driers, and irons for use of the poor and homeless – http://tinyurl.com/mq53dbv

hhmmm, ‘cleanliness is next to godliness‘ in action?

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January 4, 2017

Brummie Life – No 11

by duncanr

been a while since I posted anything about where I live, under the Brummie Life tag . . .

December 30, 2016

Caring for Dogs

by duncanr

for many homeless folk, their dog is their only friend/companion

looking after a dog, however, can be an expensive business

fortunately, there are vets like Ruby on hand to help . . .

December 26, 2016

Pie’s Xmas Message

by duncanr

December 17, 2016

Happy Birthday, Frank

by duncanr

Pope Francis had 8 homeless folk for breakfast this morning . . . greedy bugger!

pope-frank-burping

http://tinyurl.com/hal2z8r

August 9, 2016

Time is the Most Precious Gift . . .

by duncanr

one can give to anyone!

Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless folk n London . . .

as his contribution to the ‘do something for nothing‘ movement . . .

you can read about the . . .

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April 3, 2016

Orange Sky Laundry

by duncanr

23772406186_e8beeb9938_sNic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett have been named Young Australians of the year 2016 – http://tinyurl.com/ztpwtsk

the lads fitted two industrial washing machines and driers into the back of a van, drove to where the homeless hang out and offered to wash and dry their clothes for free – restoring a degree of dignity and self-respect for the homeless and an opportunity to engage in conversation with other people

their Orange Sky Laundry has now expanded to 5 vans serving different parts of Australia

November 19, 2015

Helping the Homeless

by duncanr

the news has been pretty grim the last few days so here’s a reminder or two that folk are capable of good as well as evil

and I quite like the ‘cheekiness’ of this endeavour to . . .

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October 20, 2015

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

by duncanr

or to put it another way . . .

one person’s misfortune is another person’s gain

and so it proved for one jilted bride who’s mother – rather than see $35,000 wasted (there was no refund on offer, apparently) after the groom did a runner a week before the wedding – invited homeless folk to come eat the scrumptious food that had been planned for the wedding reception

full story here – http://tinyurl.com/q6cynfm

October 1, 2015

I’m Homeless but . . .

by duncanr

regular readers of madhatters will know that I have posted before, my belief that the greatest gift one can give to a homeless person begging on the street is not money (o.k. that is appreciated) but time and respect

don’t look down on them or judge them by their appearance (because we could all be in their situation one day)

acknowledging them as a person, exchanging a handshake and names, and chatting to them for 5-10 minutes will likely mean as much, or more, to them when they look back at the end of the day than a few coins thrown into a cup or hat, while avoiding eye contact, and then striding swiftly on your way

now before I moved to Brum, I . . .

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