Showing posts with label HOMELESS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HOMELESS. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Jewel And Katie Couric

On Thursday’s all new episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie", singer and songwriter Jewel stops by to talk about her road to stardom, which was a journey from homelessness to multi-platinum recording artist! Hear what she says about writing one of her popular hits “Hands” while she was struggling. Find out what her life is like now and how importance home and family are to her.

Photo Courtesy Of: Disney/ABC

Saturday, February 04, 2012



The Tap

From January to February, real estate artist and philanthro-capitalist Frank McKinney will traverse the country in a tour bus, stopping at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries to give aspirational talks on how all of us, including the most desperately poor and homeless, can move from survival to thrival.

McKinney's Caring House Project Foundation will make significant donations to each of the shelters/kitchens/pantries hosting him. How significant? At least $25 for each person who attends his talk: if 200 show up, then $5,000 goes to the kitchen/shelter/pantry, and if it's 400, then $10,000, and so on. In addition, individuals who have fallen on hard times will be given direct financial assistance along the way.

Most unique, McKinney will change places with one family at each stop on the Survival to Thrival Tour. He'll stay on the streets or at the shelter while another stays at his hotel or in his tour bus for the night.


To show how close most of us are to both scenarios, either to losing what we have, or to taking the first step necessary for getting back on our feet and thriving in this great country.

USA Today crowned McKinney the "king of ready-made dream homes," and The Wall Street Journal hailed him as a "real-estate rock czar" because he is the creative force behind some of the world's most magnificent mansions, shattering price records with each new project. McKinney is a true maverick with a charming flair, without peer in the risky world of speculative high-end real estate.

A five-time bestselling author, McKinney's newest release, "The Tap" (, explains what moved him to undertake the Survival to Thrival Tour this winter.

"While establishing our 2012 Program of Work for CHPF," he remembers, "I was 'tapped' by the epiphany that, while we will certainly continue with our work in Haiti, so many people need emergency assistance right here in the U.S.A., including those agencies who represent a lifeline for millions of Americans."

Combining his spiritual highest calling with his personal and professional activities is integral to McKinney's success, and he believes it's the key
to others' success, as well. This is a primary message found in his book, "The Tap," and a core principle he'll share during his aspirational talks.

In 1998 he founded the Caring House Project Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and a self-sustaining existence for
homeless families in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Indonesia, and here in the United States.

Since its inception, CHPF has provided shelter to more than 7,500 homeless men, women and children around the globe, and in 2012 the focus will be right here in the United States with Frank McKinney's Survival to ThrivalTour.

Monday, April 05, 2010



Alley Mills

Anya Monzikova

Jessica Sierra

Nora Zehetner

Haylie Duff

Beverly Mitchell

Stephanie Pratt

Stephanie Pratt along with Beverly Mitchell, Haylie Duff, Alley Mills, Nora Zehetner, and Jessica Sierra attended The Good Friday Homeless Charity Event Held at The Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California.
Photos By: RD / Bishop / Retna Digital

Wednesday, January 06, 2010




H&M Stores

Stories like this make us sick. According to The New York Times and other media outlets H&M in New York City's Herald Square has been throwing out good clothes and slashing them so they could not be resold or used by anyone needy. Garbage bags of unsold merchandise, most of it slashed with razors to ensure that no one would ever wear or sell it. Cynthia Magnus, who made the sad discovery at the H&M in Manhattan's Herald Square, said. "Gloves with the fingers cut off, Warm socks". Cute patent leather Mary Jane school shoes, maybe for fourth graders, with the instep cut up with a scissor. Men's jackets, slashed across the body and the arms. The puffy fiber fill was coming out in big white cotton balls." The jackets were tagged $59, $79 and $129. And right around the corner from this particular H&M is a collection point for New York Cares' coat drive. The organization's spokeswoman Colleen Farrell told the Times, "We'd be glad to take unworn coats, and companies often send them to us." The Fashion retailer isn't the only one to practice this. Magnus also found bags full of clothes priced with Wal-Mart tags, and each item had a hole punched through it. They were apparently dumped by a contractor, as there is no Wal-Mart in Manhattan. Melissa Hill, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart told the Times that the company typically donates its unsold pieces to charity and would investigate why those bags was discarded.
Editors Note: With so many people homeless in New York City these days, and the winter in so bad this year, it is in-excusable that these retailers would throw away such meaningful items that could keep the homeless warm in the streets. We also have to wonder, why they were throwing them away. Couldn't they just have a sale to get rid of the items? Something does not smell right here. We would hope that these companies do a complete investigation. These companies brag about how 'green' they are, but their actions tell us something else. To think about the freezing homeless people we see on a daily basis around the H&M store on 34th street, and to wonder what a nice warm coat would do for them. Shame on H&M stores!

Friday, March 16, 2007


Halle Berry isn't homeless anymore !

Halle Berry lived in a homeless shelter when she first left home.The Oscar-winning actress has revealed her mother refused to support her when she ran out of money aged 21 - leaving her homeless. Halle, 40, told Reader's Digest magazine: "But a girl had to do what a girl had to do. You can do that when you're 21 and ambitious and your eyes are this big and you don't want to go home. I became a person who knows that I will always make my own way."When I moved to Chicago, she drove me there, but I don't think she ever thought it would pan out. After a month or two, I ran out of money and called her."I said, 'Mom, I hate to ask you this, but could you send me some money? I just have rent money, I can't eat this week.'"And she said no. She said, 'I'm not going to start this calling home asking mom for money. No, figure it out or come home.' I was so mad. I didn't speak to her for a year-and-a-half."The 'Perfect Stranger' star has forgiven her mother and believes the experience made her stronger. She said: "I'm actually grateful she did that, because it taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means, which were meager."Meanwhile, friends of Halle claim her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, is about to propose. A source told the New York Post newspaper: "They've moved in together in Los Angeles, and although they have separate residences in New York, they always stay in the same place and are together constantly."I wouldn't be shocked if Aubry proposed soon."

Monday, March 05, 2007


Christian Bale Is Better Action Star

Christian Bale would only star in a romantic comedy if he was homeless.The 'Batman Begins' star considers himself a serious actor and would only ever agree to appear in a funny love story if he was seriously desperate. Bale told America's GQ magazine : "I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I'm getting audited and I'm on the street and I desperately need some dough and that's the only thing that I'm getting. In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much."Bale admits his opinions may change as he ages, but he believes romantic comedies are a total contradiction.The 33-year-old explained: "Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."