I ran into Tommy again. He felt ashamed of his smell and appearance. All the more reason for me to sit down next to him. We sat together on the sidewalk shoulder to shoulder leaning up against a wall. I bought him some coffee and a warm meal. “What makes you happy, John?” he asked me. “I guess the simple things in life” I said. “What about you?” I asked. He reached out his hand and held mine and with teary eyes he said “having a friend makes me happy.”
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!