His eyes lit up when I handed him the National Geographic magazine. Richard loves to read. “It takes me to places I’ve never gone” he told me. Richard is a quiet and thoughtful man. As he gently turned each page of the magazine, his eyes scanned over every article and photograph. I could see how much he savored each page. Richard was in a car accident that left him disabled. Confined to the streets. However, reading set his mind free. For a brief moment to escape the grim reality of his circumstances.
People often message me asking how they can donate to support and be a part of what I do. I've never been one to ask for donations, but it definitely comes in handy.
Each person on Skid Row is unique and has their own unique circumstances, so it's hard to anticipate how to address people's needs before I meet them. So having some extra funds gives me more flexibility as to how I can help others.
If you're one of these people who has it in their heart to contribute in this way, this donate button is just a more convenient way to do so. Thank you for your support!