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Warming up with Canada's first ever hot chocolate festival

Well, the groundhog spotting its own shadow may be a bummer, as the furry forecaster predicts a long winter, but why not warm up with a cup of hot chocolate at participating vendors in this year's first ever national Hot Chocolate Festival?

Texan detained by police for giving change to homeless man

Houston - A Texan who gave a homeless man 75 cents says he was roughed up, handcuffed and detained for more than an hour by Houston police officers who accused him of giving a homeless man drugs.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: 4 Reasons to cut the defense budget by 10%

The budget of the United States military is the largest in the world. Below is a list of expenditures that could occur in exchange for a 10 percent reduction in defense spending.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Japanese homeless recruited for Fukushima cleanup

Sendai - Japanese private labor contractors are recruiting homeless people from around the nation to perform cleanup work around the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and followed by a partial meltdown.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

New York Times Expose Highlight Growing Problem

This article discusses the story of Dasani, a girl who the New York Times covered in a recent issue. The article also discusses how best to help the homeless in the holiday season.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus

Op-Ed: Entrepreneur finds new way to exploit the homeless in Seattle

Seattle - The homeless present a growing problem in Seattle, Washington, as well as other cities across the United States. But it's generally accepted that through donations and the help of community-spirited organizations, the homeless can be given a better life.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

20 percent of Toronto's homeless are LGBT youth

Toronto - The city of Toronto just released the latest numbers for their homeless population. The report shows that the population numbers have not changed since 2009. Those numbers though don't tell the whole story though.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Two forthcoming charity events — for the living and nearly dead

Sydenham - On May 19, St Christopher's Hospice in South East London is holding a fun walk, while next week, the Big Issue Foundation is holding a "sleep out".
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Homeless in Toronto have fewer shelter beds starting this week

Toronto - During the winter months there are more emergency shelter beds for those who live on the streets in Toronto. The Out of the Cold program adds at least 50 additional beds a night during the coldest months. That program ends as April arrives.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

Mississippi KFC fires woman for being homeless

Tupelo - A Mississippi woman was fired from her job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant after her manager found out that she was homeless.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments
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