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Kelly sat on the corner of Michigan and Randolph with a few belongings. Her face was partially covered with a scarf and her gaze was fixed on the sidewalk. She's been homeless for a few months with her boyfriend. She was just how her image depicts--a kind and gentle soul, who was happy to chat. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Be a blessing to the homeless in Chicago. Today we will be using the @mybowchicbotique as a drop off hub for donating winter assesories for the homeless here in Chicago. We know that the winters get really cold so if you have any warm clothing that you are not using feel free to bring them from 2-6pm. Your used clothing will be a blessing to those in need! ~ Creston Jayshawn Creek P.S. Have a #free glass of #wine and #sing a #christmas #carol when you drop off! #popup #clothingdrive #chicagohomeless #gloves #scarves #hats #sweaters #boats #blankets #christmascheer #happyholidays #givingseason #sundayfunday #today #chicagobusiness #chicagofashion #instafashion
A FEW WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO @fohc_inc CHRISTMAS EVE LOVE BAGS💜🎄 • THE ART OF CHRISTMAS SATURDAY, 12/22 6p-12a. TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE OR BRING PERSONAL SIZED HYGIENE PRODUCTS & RECEIVE DISCOUNTED ENTRY •HEAD OVER TO FROMOURHEARTSCHICAGO.COM & PURCHASE ONE OF MANY ITEMS AVAIL. SWEATSHIRTS, T-SHIRTS, WATER BOTTLES, COFFEE MUGS & TRAVEL MUGS. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO THE HOMELESS OF CHICAGO. A LIST OF ITEMS ARE AVAIL BELOW... •Travel Baby Wipes •Hair Comb/Brush Combo (Dollar Tree) •Hand Warmers (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Stick Deodorant (Dollar Tree) •Travel Size Lotion (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Toothpaste •Unisex Thermal Socks (Dollar Tree) •Knit Hats •Scarves •Gloves •Travel Pack Kleenex ➡️ Monetary donations that are tax deductible can be made online at FromOurHeartsChicago.com ➡️Non Monetary Donations of the above items can be shipped to us at: From Our Hearts Chicago Inc. 1507 E. 53rd St. Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60615 #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #TShirtFUNDRAISER #ChristmasTime #HolidaysAreHere #HoodieFundraiser #Hoodie #CoffeeMugs #TravelMugs #WaterBottles #501c3 🎶Carol of the bells: Lindsey Stirling
John sat by the light pole in Daley Plaza, on Dearborn and Washington. In front of him was a picture of his two children and on his lap a pad of art paper, on which you could see an incredible picture of Superman that he had drawn with colored pencils and markers. In the short time I was there the story he was able to tell me was intense and incredible. He went through a divorce and he didn’t have a lawyer, so he lost everything and a week later found himself in a homeless shelter. He was a forklift driver but his real love is art. He’d like to do more because he loves seeing the reactions from people. He doesn’t do much artwork outside now because he needs to take off his gloves to do so and it’s just too cold. He’s stayed down on Lower Wacker before, but he got beat up down there and broke both his arms. I wish I could have talked more with him, but I’ll just have to wait ‘til another day. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Mikey was pulling a cart with various items in it down State Street. He's been homeless for about 15 days. He was in a mental institution before that. I asked him if he needed anything. He didn’t say much, but he took a pullover and went his way. He allowed me a brief moment to take his picture and then he was gone. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
I met Vol on the south side of the Harold Washington Library. He didn't say much, so we conversed as best we could. He said it was definitely colder this year than last. He's been homeless for about five years. He goes to a local church and spends some time there to sleep. Other times, he just goes into the library for warmth. He seemed content with what he had and didn't ask for anything, but did take a couple of sweatshirts and sweaters. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Five to Thrive tonight with @brownforman !! $1 shots, $2 neat/rocks, $3 cocktails/mixers, $4 hot drinks! 100% of the tips will be donated to @chicagohomeless & @pets_of_the_homeless ! party from 5pm-close! #thenative #brownforman #chicagohomeless #petsofthehomeless #charity
This weekend was beyond busy with back to back events! 🤦🏻‍♀️I’m usually pretty good about spacing things out, but tis the season to give back and give freebies! 🎁Yesterday at @thechicagoanflea we had a raffle giveaway donating 100% of the proceeds to @thenightministry helping homeless in Chicago. We were so overwhelmed with the generosity of our flea shoppers and vendors alike! This giving season really does make my heart SO happy! ❤️💚If anyone is still interested in donating, please send a DM and I will be happy to get your goods to the wonderful charity that is Night Ministry by helping the homeless stay warm this holiday season! 🙏🏼🎁#blessed #chicagocharity . . . . . #charity #giving #tistheseason #helpinghomeless #chicagohomeless #donations #donating #TheChicagoanFlea #localmarket #shoplocal #shopchicago #chicagomarket #shopsmall #local4local #inchicago #chicagobusiness #chitown #chitownlove #chicagogrammers
Everyone has a story, Poverty & Loss does not discriminate, It can happen to anyone 🙏🏾 #evolve #love #give #bethechange #Repost @people_beautiful_people with @make_repost ・・・ I think I met Santa Claus. Steve stood at the corner of Adams and Wabash. When I introduced myself, he said "my name's Steve too!" and to prove he wasn't BS-ing me, he showed me his ID. I gave him some stuff and right afterwards, he asked "Can I pray for you?" and then proceeds to pray for me and my family—the kind of prayer where you know that this person must really know God. Kind of blew me away, that HE would pray for me...Steve’s been homeless for quite some time. His company moved to Pennsylvania, so he got laid off. That created financial problems and he lost his house, then his wife, and he found himself on the street. He's friends with some union laborers, who help him out from time to time. I've always wondered how people on the street deal with rejection, and he said, "I just pray for them". The only thing he can control is himself, so he said, "I can only do 'me'". Steve was full of wisdom, compassion, and positivity. When your conversation ends with a hug, that's when you know something wonderful has happened... #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotography #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
I think I met Santa Claus. Steve stood at the corner of Adams and Wabash. When I introduced myself, he said "my name's Steve too!" and to prove he wasn't BS-ing me, he showed me his ID. I gave him some stuff and right afterwards, he asked "Can I pray for you?" and then proceeds to pray for me and my family—the kind of prayer where you know that this person must really know God. Kind of blew me away, that HE would pray for me...Steve’s been homeless for quite some time. His company moved to Pennsylvania, so he got laid off. That created financial problems and he lost his house, then his wife, and he found himself on the street. He's friends with some union laborers, who help him out from time to time. I've always wondered how people on the street deal with rejection, and he said, "I just pray for them". The only thing he can control is himself, so he said, "I can only do 'me'". Steve was full of wisdom, compassion, and positivity. When your conversation ends with a hug, that's when you know something wonderful has happened... #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
The Prayer of Jabez reveals that Jabez understands what many people do not -- there is only one God and He should be the center of our work God wants to bless every life. But, we must first make the choice to invite God into our life and ask for His blessings. Jabez wants to succeed and increase his sphere of influence for God. The specific sphere of influence is not important. What is important is that when we want to reach for goals and accomplishments that we have God on our side. • #Chicago #ChicagoHomeless #endhomelessness #homeless #spreadpeace #heartwarming #peaceandlove #noh8 #ahimsa #lightworkers #buildcommunity #lightworker #helpthehomeless #bethechange #homelessness #helpeveryone #poverty #foodnotbombs
While walking back to a late train home, I met Shay by the Madison Street bridge. Before she saw me her face was downcast, but after we met she was back to (what I assume was) her normal self--smiling and engaging. Her biggest needs are clothes and a place to do laundry. There are few places to do it, she said, and you have to wait a long time to finally get it done. She has a boyfriend she said, which is good. He's her best friend and protects her, since she does get propositioned from time to time. "People think that if you're homeless you'll give up your body to make a buck", but she doesn't do that. Obviously a woman with confidence, who loves and believes in herself. (Note: I took a lot of liberty editing this image in Photoshop. But I wanted to show that behind the grit and grime of the street, there exists a human being--a beautiful, full-of-potential, human being, who's just like us.). #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Freddie was just cool, standing on State Street north of the Harold Washington Library. He was sporting some green leafy glasses and was welcoming. He was casually asking people for money for food and if they could help him out. I stopped to see if he needed any clothes or anything and he said there are some folks on Lower Wacker, Michigan Avenue, and the Library that need some clothes. He was just looking out for others in his same situation. His needs he said were food, money, gift cards, and cigarettes "I smoke Newports", he said. He's out here for a few hours and then he goes into the Library to warm up for awhile and then he comes back out. He wanted to "get back to panhandling" he said, so he let me take his picture and I moved on. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
🎄ALL ITEMS PICTURED ARE AVAIL FOR PURCHASE ON OUR WEBSITE. (LINK LOCATED IN BIO) 100% OF THE PROCEEDS ARE BEING USED TO BUY HYGIENE PRODUCTS AND WARM ITEMS FOR THE “3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LOVE BAGS”. FOR MORE INFO OR TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. SWEATSHIRTS, COFFEE MUGS, TRAVEL COFFEE MUGS, T-SHIRTS, TANKS & WATER BOTTLES CAN BE PURCHASED IN SUPPORT OF OUR EFFORTS. BELOW ARE A LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED & APPRECIATED. THANKS IN ADVANCE, 💜 •Travel Baby Wipes •Hair Comb/Brush Combo (Dollar Tree) •Hand Warmers (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Stick Deodorant (Dollar Tree) •Travel Size Lotion (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Toothpaste •Unisex Thermal Socks (Dollar Tree) •Knit Hats •Scarves •Gloves •Travel Pack Kleenex ➡️ Monetary donations that are tax deductible can be made online at FromOurHeartsChicago.com ➡️Non Monetary Donations of the above items can be shipped to us at: From Our Hearts Chicago Inc. 1507 E. 53rd St. Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60615 #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #TShirtFUNDRAISER #ChristmasTime #HolidaysAreHere #HoodieFundraiser #Hoodie #CoffeeMugs #TravelMugs #WaterBottles #501c3 🎶Marvin Gaye: inner city blues
🎄@fohc_inc CHRISTMAS EVE PROJECT IS NEAR. ALL ITEMS PICTURED ARE AVAIL FOR PURCHASE ON OUR WEBSITE. (LINK LOCATED IN BIO) 100% OF THE PROCEEDS ARE BEING USED TO BUY HYGIENE PRODUCTS AND WARM ITEMS FOR THE “3RD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LOVE BAGS”. BELOW ARE A LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED & APPRECIATED. FOR MORE INFO OR TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. SWEATSHIRTS, COFFEE MUGS, TRAVEL COFFEE MUGS, T-SHIRTS, TANKS & WATER BOTTLES CAN BE PURCHASED IN SUPPORT OF OUR EFFORTS. THANKS IN ADVANCE, 💜 •Travel Baby Wipes •Hair Comb/Brush Combo (Dollar Tree) •Hand Warmers (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Stick Deodorant (Dollar Tree) •Travel Size Lotion (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Toothpaste •Unisex Thermal Socks (Dollar Tree) •Knit Hats •Scarves •Gloves •Travel Pack Kleenex Non Monetary Donations of the above items can be shipped to us at: From Our Hearts Chicago Inc. 1507 E. 53rd St. Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60615 #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #TShirtFUNDRAISER #ChristmasTime #HolidaysAreHere #HoodieFundraiser #Hoodie #CoffeeMugs #TravelMugs #WaterBottles 🎶Marvin Gaye: inner city blues
🎄HOLIDAY LOVE BAGS🎁 @fohc_inc @fohc_inc @fohc_inc is still accepting items for our 3rd Annual Christmas Eve Love bags... BELOW ARE A LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED & APPRECIATED. FOR MORE INFO OR TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE. LINK IN @fohc_inc BIO ALSO, SWEATSHIRTS, COFFEE MUGS, TRAVEL COFFEE MUGS, T-SHIRTS, TANKS & WATER BOTTLES CAN BE PURCHASED IN SUPPORT OF OUR EFFORTS AS WELL. THANKS IN ADVANCE, 💜 •Travel Baby Wipes •Hair Comb/Brush Combo (Dollar Tree) •Hand Warmers (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Stick Deodorant (Dollar Tree) •Travel Size Lotion (Amazon.com) •Travel Size Toothpaste •Unisex Thermal Socks (Dollar Tree) •Knit Hats •Scarves •Gloves •Travel Pack Kleenex ➡️Monetary donations that are tax deductible can be made online at FromOurHeartsChicago.com ➡️Non Monetary Donations of the above items can be shipped to us at: From Our Hearts Chicago Inc. 1507 E. 53rd St. Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60615 #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #TShirtFUNDRAISER #ChristmasTime #HolidaysAreHere #HoodieFundraiser #Hoodie #CoffeeMugs #TravelMugs #WaterBottles #501c3
Thank you @wintrust for committing to 400 Care Bags that’ll directly serve homeless youth & those in emergency shelters! Now, we need your help in putting these bags together.. When: Saturday, December 15th Time: 10am-2pm Where: New Life Community Logan Square, 1847 N Humboldt Park, Chicago IL 60647 Bring donations of adult sized winter gloves, hats, scarves and/or toiletries OR just bring yourself. We’ll have coffee for you💜
I met Tahirah back in July and ever since that time, I've been looking for her because she wanted me to take her picture again. She was outside the 7-11 on Lake Street just west of Michigan. Last time she was with her cat, but somebody stole it. Her life story is intense, so I won't go into it, but she is a survivor and a beautiful woman. She told me "no blemishes--no blemishes!" when I took her picture, so here is her beautiful face. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Miko is a vet, who was trying to raise money at the CIBC Theatre, during the Hamilton musical. He didn't talk too much, because he had a small window of time in which to make some money. He sleeps on Lower Wacker when he can't rent a room. He stays warm at night by stuffing newspaper inside his coat and sleeping next to someone. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Happy Giving Tuesday! This holiday season, go donate something to your local homeless, domestic violence, women’s, men’s shelter! $5 to buy some socks for someone in need would make a world of difference to them and probably wouldn’t affect your life! #Chicago #ChicagoHomeless #endhomelessness #quote #quoteoftheday #qotd #homeless #spreadpeace #heartwarming #peaceandlove #noh8 #ahimsa #lightworkers #buildcommunity #lightworker #helpthehomeless #vegaslocal #bethechange #homelessness #helpeveryone #poverty #foodnotbombs
Checkout the full video on our recent @facebook post! #Repost @bradleynardick with @get_repost ・・・ Im honored and grateful to partner with strong and committed leaders who committed their focus and energy to serving the homeless last Sunday. Im grateful that my family's company —— has been able to donate over $5000 this winter to supporting shelters and people living on the street. -- It doesn’t matter if it’s #givingtuesday or #blackfriday …. Everyday spent in service of the greater good is a day well lived. @chrismily @shine_sunnie @kelvinhayden @gwolfe25 are people who I respect, and love. I learn each time Im around them. — We decided to use the hashtag #neighborhoodhero to encourage people who watch this video to take action, in any capacity, to support the community they live in. IMHO, that is what “changing the world” actually boils down to. — Huge thanks to @jannyboyy and @dir.alexander for capturing the harsh cold of Chicago, as well as the immense warmth of the homeless population that inhabit the city. — Take action, do your thing, be your own #neighborhoodhero #givingtuesday #Chicago #homeless #giveback #philanthropy #mission #purpose #love #impact #familybusiness #chicagohomeless #winter #pneumonia #warmth #warmestwinter #onnit #getonnit #gratitude #givethanks #thankful #179 #nfl #boxing #friendship #driven #spirituality
Im honored and grateful to partner with strong and committed leaders who committed their focus and energy to serving the homeless last Sunday. Im grateful that my family's company —— has been able to donate over $5000 this winter to supporting shelters and people living on the street. -- It doesn’t matter if it’s #givingtuesday or #blackfriday …. Everyday spent in service of the greater good is a day well lived. @chrismily @shine_sunnie @kelvinhayden @gwolfe25 are people who I respect, and love. I learn each time Im around them. — We decided to use the hashtag #neighborhoodhero to encourage people who watch this video to take action, in any capacity, to support the community they live in. IMHO, that is what “changing the world” actually boils down to. — Huge thanks to @jannyboyy and @dir.alexander for capturing the harsh cold of Chicago, as well as the immense warmth of the homeless population that inhabit the city. — Take action, do your thing, be your own #neighborhoodhero #givingtuesday #Chicago #homeless #giveback #philanthropy #mission #purpose #love #impact #familybusiness #chicagohomeless #winter #neighborhoodheros
“I heard this quote every day from fellow Youth Worker Shen’a Smith,” says Ashley Bosco. “It best describes what #humanconnection means to me. I share this quote today in loving memory of Shen’a, who was one of the most dedicated Youth Workers I ever had the pleasure of working with.” Is there a quote that best describes #humanconnection to you? Share it in the comments and then make a #GivingTuesday donation to The Night Ministry so Ashley can continue to team up with her colleagues and our clients to put dreams into action. Donate link in bio. #youthhomelessness #homelessness #endhomelessness #endyouthhomelessness #Chicagohomeless #ILGive
TODAY, FACEBOOK AND PAYPAL MATCHED $7M IN DONATIONS FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY . DONATE NOW AND MAKE A IMPACT FOR THE CAUSE THAT MATTER MOST TO YOU. WE WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE DONATIONS TODAY💜 Founded by Lovely Brack and Candice Williams in 2014, FOHC aims to follow the Mother Teresa motto of “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” 💜💜💜💜DONATE💵::::GET INVOLVED👩🏽‍🍳::::VOLUNTEER::::SPREAD THE WORD🗣🗣🗣 #fohc_inc #fromourheartschicago #chicagohomeless #chicagocares #candiceandlovely #fromourhearts #lovelyandcandice #giveback #feedingchicagohomeless #helpsomebody #helpushelpothers #nfp #nonprofitorganization #givingTUESDAY
I saw Willie again today at Wabash and Adams. He said "Where you been?" This is the gentleman who told me that he wants to make it in the music business. He likes jazz and blues. He tries to make enough money to get a room, because he said, “the gangs run the shelters”. It’s dangerous there and there are bugs, so he doesn’t stay there. A very friendly guy and a pleasure to talk to. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Andre's story is amazing. 30 years ago, he got involved in a street gang and started selling drugs, because his Mom was robbed and he needed a way to provide for her. In the course of that lifestyle, he was shot, taken to the hospital, and eventually flat-lined on the table. It was at that time that he had an out-of-body experience, where he felt like he was quickly falling. He remembered saying, "I don't want to die like this". Then he felt something grip his arms, legs, neck, and sides and lift him up. He was then in a place where he felt nothing but love--no lust, no fear, no need. And there were billions of beings all with equal love, and then the greatest love approached him and it was so bright he couldn't look at it and he fell on his knees and bowed his head. It smelled like roses where he was. Then air filled his lungs and he saw the lights of the operating room and "That's when I believed in God", he said. (I'm paraphrasing his experience, but it was amazing...). It took him 14 years before he even shared his experience with anyone (he was afraid people would think he was crazy). He said there's a purpose for his life--to tell people about God. Andre sits out here to get food, because "the food they serve at the shelter is horrible--you don't even know what it is". Plus, they have bedbugs, so he usually sleeps on the train or at O'Hare. Andre was so positive. He said he just wants to make people happy. He truly is rich and has what so many people don't have--contentment, thankfulness, and joy. He was so special--a rare soul. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #visualscollective #photooftheday #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople #peoplebeautifulpeople
Ivory sat with his friend Victor on the north side of Monroe Street east of State Street. Victor was very engaging and friendly as we started talking. Early on in our conversation he told me, "Don't ever strive to be good, don't ever strive to be great, strive to be ex-cell-ahnt". He wrote that, he said. He said he's not homeless, but he comes out here and hangs out with his friends on the weekdays. He is a very generous man. One of his friends needed some money, so he reached into his shirt and gave him five dollars. He used my phone to leave a message on his mom's phone. He then talked about his mom, who was very strict and didn't let anyone smoke or drink in her house. He said one time, she had him put in jail because he had alcohol on his breath. But he spoke fondly of her and said her full name--Mary Montgomery Hudson Patterson. He was going there for Thanksgiving and said she was an amazing cook. He used to work at the Palmer House as a bus boy and dishwasher. He said he's famous and that everyone knows him. He also said he's a writer and an artist. He likes to draw and is currently writing an autobiography titled, "The Life and Times of Homeless People". He said he has a lot of it written already.
While you’re out doing some shopping, grab some toys for a child in need. Our annual #Hashtaglunchbag Toy Drive for children currently in homeless shelters. Our goal is to have 300 toys donated & then have those have donated help us on Dec 15th wrap those gifts! 🎁 Please let us know if you’re church, school, or job can help by collecting new toy donations! ❤️ #Chicago #ToyDrive #hashtaglunchbagchicago #chicagohomeless #GiveBack
While you’re out doing some shopping, grab some toys for a child in need. Our annual #Hashtaglunchbag Toy Drive for children currently in homeless shelters. Our goal is to have 300 toys donated & then have those have donated help us on Dec 15th wrap those gifts! 🎁 Please let us know if you’re church, school, or job can help by collecting new toy donations! ❤️ #Chicago #ToyDrive #hashtaglunchbagchicago #chicagohomeless #GiveBack
Huge thanks to Nathalie for our first supplies for the tent community from our Amazon wish list!! Based on our last visit, we have added a few more needed items. We will be taking donated items to them soon. ❤️ Our friends in the community said they do not need food at this time since they do not have a way to store it and excess food leads to garbage and rodent issues. If you want to drop off items to help with those problems or propane, sleeping bags, hand warmers or thermals, message us for location info. They could use more garbage cans with lids as well since they want to keep their area clean. #hashtaglunchbagchicago #chicago #chicagohomeless
I met Gene earlier this year. He and his brother have been homeless for many years and currently live under a bridge in Chicago. The money they raise they use to buy fuel for their stove, which they use to keep warm in the river. You'd never know they were homeless. They are the picture of positivity and like to make people smile, which is why he was dressed up like Santa and ringing a bell. In the summer, Gene sells flowers. In the wintertime, it's easier for him to sell candy bars, which he was doing when I saw him. He is on Santa's "good" list. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
We have because he gave. How to give away is up to us. Share food, spirits, love on this day of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 #Thanksgiving #Chicago #ChicagoHomeless #endhomelessness #homeless #spreadpeace #heartwarming #peaceandlove #noh8 #ahimsa #lightworkers #buildcommunity #lightworker #helpthehomeless #bethechange #homelessness #helpeveryone #poverty #foodnotbombs
The Prayer of Jabez reveals that Jabez understands what many people do not -- there is only one God and He should be the center of our work God wants to bless every life. But, we must first make the choice to invite God into our life and ask for His blessings. Jabez wants to succeed and increase his sphere of influence for God. The specific sphere of influence is not important. What is important is that when we want to reach for goals and accomplishments that we have God on our side. • #Chicago #ChicagoHomeless #endhomelessness #homeless #spreadpeace #heartwarming #peaceandlove #noh8 #ahimsa #lightworkers #buildcommunity #lightworker #helpthehomeless #bethechange #homelessness #helpeveryone #poverty #foodnotbombs
One of the biggest problems with homelessness is misunderstanding who are the homeless. Stereotypes and stigmatization make it hard for us to help others. 🍁 1️⃣Learn about the different paths that lead to homelessness. Every person living on the streets has his or her own story. Some are very educated and just down on their luck. Some are struggling with addiction. Others lost everything to medical bills, and some suffer mental illness. No matter what brought them to homelessness, they all have value and deserve help. 2️⃣If you are able, share what you learn with your friends, family and colleagues. Have a blog? How about writing about what you learned about homelessness this month? If you volunteer and tell others about your experience with enthusiasm, you can help eliminate misconceptions and stereotypes! 3️⃣The power of one is great. More so the power of three, or ten! Gather a group of friends and volunteer together, collect food or clothing in your community and donate it.
18,000 students in Chicago are registered as students in temporary living situations. This includes students living in shelters, on the streets, or doubled up meaning that they are with family or friends in their home. This is the part of Chicago you don’t see. It is our mission to give these students instructional continuity and encouragement needed to thrive academically. We are focused on emergent readers in grades 1-3, because we know if these kids are reading on or above grade level they are 80% more likely to graduate high school. You can help support these students on the 27th for Giving Tuesday. Link is in the bio for instructions on how to get involved.
A shout to Hashtaglunchbagchicago for doing a wonderful thing to help the homeless on the streets. As we all know winter in Chicago can be rough but just imagine if you are living on the streets with no way of protecting yourself from the cold. The homeless in Chicago are in dire need of basic things to help them survive. Please consider donating or sharing the amazon link to help get others involved. At the end of the day, we are all equal and we are all human and we can all make a difference. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1ENDGE1DPG774 . . . . #hashtaglunchbagchicago #volunteer #chicagohomeless
Happy Monday! Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking created profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Try a random act of kindness today! 💕 #inaworldwhereyoucanbeanythingbekind . . . #Chicago #ChicagoHomeless #endhomelessness #homeless #spreadpeace #heartwarming #peaceandlove #noh8 #ahimsa #lightworkers #buildcommunity #lightworker #helpthehomeless #bethechange #homelessness #helpeveryone #poverty #foodnotbombs
Nanette was beautiful. She stood quietly, next to the Palmer House. Although you can't see it here, she had lipstick on and had an air of sophistication about her. Just look at her eyes and you can see her smile. She was soft-spoken and said she was going to go to law school at DePaul, but things didn't work out. What she needs most is a bus pass. The toughest thing about being out here she said was "being broke and cold". I will always remember her... #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
2 events in December!!! Join us for a special holiday #Hashtaglunchbag at a new location! Dec 8th we will be making 2000 lunches with your help. Save the date, grab some family and friends and register for the event on Eventbrite! This is an all ages event thanks to our friends at @dineamicgroup & @likefoodchicago ❤️❤️❤️ #hashtaglunchbagchicago #chicago #LikeFood #GiveBack #chicagohomeless
Last night, I stumbled upon a tent community of dozens of people in downtown Chicago. I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude in Chicago. Take all the tents you’ve seen under every underpass and put them together. It reminds me of skid row in LA. This is a lot of people out in the cold. Many of the people I met yesterday work. Some of them recognized me and were willing to talk to me. They all explained that they look out for each other. “If I get food, we all eat.” Trouble makers are not allowed. This IS Chicago! Listen to Daryl explain how he is working and has saved up enough to get a place now, but still plans to help the community who helped him survive. Immediate needs include sleeping bags, long johns, hand and toe warmers, tarps and tents. More to come.. (location will not be disclosed at this time) Please message if you are able to help. #chicagohomeless #hashtaglunchbagchicago #hashtaglunchbag #Chicago
Last night, our coordinator @ohdamnebony stumbled upon a tent community of dozens of people in downtown Chicago. “I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude in Chicago. Take all the tents you’ve seen under every underpass and put them together. It reminds me of skid row in LA. This is a lot of people out in the cold.” Many of the people she met yesterday work. They all explained that they look out for each other. “If I get food, we all eat.” Trouble makers are not allowed. This IS Chicago! Listen to Daryl explain how he is working and has saved up enough to get a place now, but still plans to help the community who helped him survive. Immediate needs include sleeping bags, long johns, hand and toe warmers, tarps and tents. More to come.. (location will not be disclosed at this time) Please message if you are able to help. #chicagohomeless #hashtaglunchbagchicago #hashtaglunchbag #Chicago
Rodney was near the corner of Illinois and State. The first thing he said was, "I'm trying, I'm trying--I gotta do what I gotta do!" He was out here so he could feed his kids. "They're my kids, not the governments kids". He is the one who shoulders the responsibility for raising them and caring for them. It was very apparent he loved his kids. Much of our conversation revolved around that. He said he's not always in the same place, but today this was where he stood. He does have a job, but he needs to make ends meet, so he's out here doing whatever he can to make money. "I'm trying", he said. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
Cliff has been homeless for about three weeks. He doesn't like being out here, but he has to do what it takes to survive. He stays out here as long as it takes to make what he needs. His desire is in his words, "I just want a chance." His biggest need is a bus pass. The city does offer some things for homeless folks, but you need a bus pass to get to those places. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
Great turnout today for #Hashtaglunchbag ! Thanks to everyone who volunteered to make others’ day better ❤️ #hashtaglunchbagchicago #chicago #chicagohomeless
Andrea was near Van Buren and Plymouth. She was sitting down, not asking for money. She’s been homeless for about 1 ½ years. She does needle craft and helps out in an organization teaching others to do the same. What she needs most is a bus pass to get her around town. She sleeps in a good shelter. Our whole conversation she was very friendly and positive. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
Such a beautiful page❤️ Be careful how you treat those who are down Proverbs 14:21 #dontjudge #itcanbeyou #spreadlove #Repost @people_beautiful_people with @make_repost ・・・ Toya was at Monroe and Adams. She was all bundled up asking folks to help her. She is homeless and currently lives in an abandoned building. In the past, she’s been a waitress and worked in the restaurant industry. She is pregnant right now and needs whatever people have to give her (coat, sleeping bag, socks, etc.) Near the end of our conversation, she had tears streaming down her face. She said, “people look at me like I’m trash…not everybody is an addict.” #visualoflife #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography
The Art of Giving TONIGHT at @savagesmyth hosted by the Revive Center for Housing and Healing. The event invites all to explore the many ways #art inspires and creates #positivechange in the world. Your support will make it possible for #homeless individuals and their children to be housed. . . 🎟 https://www.reviveartofgiving.com/
Gill was in a wheelchair at the corner of Wells and Madison, “Trying to make an honest dollar”, he said. He’s been out here for 2 ½ years. Usually comes out here from 6a-2p. He does have an apartment, but he’s trying to make ends meet. The hardest thing for him to deal with is the cold. At the moment he needs boots (the shoes he had on weren’t keeping him warm.) He wants people to know that he’s an honest man who doesn’t take anything from anyone and that “God is good”. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
The first Packing Party of Windy City Socks was a huge success! 40 bags with socks, water, hand warmers, and hygiene materials. Thank you to @raskybusiness and @bbrownholtz for their work and ideas. It was really fun AND fulfilling. I plan on passing them out tomorrow! PM me if you want to donate your time and or money! #WindyCitySocks #homelessnessawareness #chicagohomeless #homelesslivesmatter #homelessnothopeless
Andre sat on a lonely stretch of Wabash, just south of Van Buren. The first thing he did when I approached was offer me a pair of gloves, as he saw I had none. He was very talkative, a lot of which I didn’t understand, but he enjoyed having someone to talk to. One of the things he talked about was his family and how so many of them have passed away in one way or another. #visualoflife #photosinbetween #photographylife #photographer #creativeentrepreneur #stilllifephotography #gatheredstyle #dearphotographer #visualscollective #photooftheday #dailydoseofcolor #lifeofaphotographer #shootandshare #destinationphotographer #creativepreneur #clickmagazine #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #humansofnewyork #humansofchicago #humanity #homelessportraits #youmatter #alllivesmatter #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetportrait #chicagopeople
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