Take part in counting points over time in your city. There are up to 1.6 billion people without adequate housing around the world. That's why I encourage everyone to do what they can to help. The gift of time, money, resources, or skills will make a big difference for a homeless person.
Shelters and organizations (like us) always accept donations in cash, food and clothing, but there are ways to customize what you donate. First, ask the shelter what they need most. Second, consider the time of year and donate summer clothes in the warmer months or winter clothes when it's cold. Consider donating toiletries or personal products, such as bras, underwear, and socks.
Many homeless people need clothes, shoes, and sleeping items. You can check your closet to find clothes and items that you no longer use and then donate them to a local social services organization. However, keep in mind what would be useful for someone who lives and sleeps outdoors without access to laundry. Learn how to donate used clothing.
For example, you can prepare care kits with toothbrushes, soap, bottled water, snacks and PB%26J sandwiches and donate them to your local food bank or shelter.