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11-year-old donates to homeless from soap line profits

Donovan Smith is incredibly thoughtful and impressive. The 11-year-old boy is using his inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit to help the homeless. Donovan, who lives in New Mexico, has created a line of soaps, which he sells. He donates a portion of his sales to combat homelessness.

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Woman picks up second job to deliver food to homeless during lunch break

Everyone with a 9 to 5 knows the importance of a lunch break. It is a sacred time for nourishment, socializing and just gaining peace of mind. But for Chicago native Kasonja Holley, it’s a time to give back. 

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Homeless teen graduates at top of class, earns full ride to Georgetown

A Washington, D.C. teen who spent the past two years living at a homeless shelter is now preparing to speak as valedictorian of her graduating class. Rashema Melson, 18, will deliver the speech at Anacostia High School’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday. 

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Video: YouTube comic blesses homeless man with home

Earlier this year, YouTube comic, Magic of Rahat performed the ultimate stunt on a homeless man; he decided to give a lottery ticket to him. Beforehand, he gave the store clerk $1,000 to pretend it was a winning ticket and to give the cash to the unsuspecting man. After the video went viral, Rahat created […]

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Over $60,000 raised for woman who left kids in car for job interview

More than $60,000 has been raised for a woman who left her young children in the car during a job interview. Shanesha Taylor, 24, a homeless single mother living in Arizona, is facing charges of child abuse for the act. 

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Study: housing homeless cheaper than leaving them on the streets

According to a new study, it’s cheaper to give the homeless a permanent place to live than to let them live on the streets. The study, conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte,  found that in its first year, Moore Place tenants saved $1.8 million in health care costs. The facility houses 85 chronically […]

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Homeless couple who met in shelter marry, transform lives with nonprofit

A couple who met in a homeless shelter is paying it forward. Ressurection Graves met her husband Deven when they were both going through hard times. Now, the couple devotes their time to helping those who need shelter, food and resources. 

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Video: Homeless man handed $1,000 lottery ticket, wants to share winnings with others

You’re about to witness the exact definition of the phrase “pay it forward.” Comedian Magic of Rahat executed the ultimate act of kindness. Earlier this week, the internet entertainer decided to give a homeless man a winning lottery ticket. From the looks of the video Rahat had no idea what the amount for the ticket […]

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Homeless teen raises money to attend college

19-year-old James Ward always knew that he wanted to attend college. But his dream was temporarily shattered after finding out that he did not have the financial assistance to attend college. Ward, who has been homeless for several years, was accepted into Howard University and his long-time mentor Jessica Sutherland was determined for him to […]

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Teen who grew up homeless thrives at Ivy League school

Eboni Boykin spent her life living in homeless shelters. Sometimes she even slept in cars with her mother and younger siblings. Despite bouncing around several schools in Mississippi and Missouri, Boykin now calls Columbia University her home.

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