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Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended

Homeless Sign Contest: Two Texas Cops Suspended

By Jasmine Allen February 27, 2014

Two Midland, Texas police officers were suspended for three days after the police department learned of a panhandling game. According to the Associated Press, Derek Hester, 25, and 26-year-old Daniel Zoelzer, were suspended without pay for competing in a game …

Winter Coats Can Save A Homeless Person’s Life Winter Coats Can Save A Homeless Person’s Life
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When winter hits the country, with freezing rain, snow, ice and below zero temps, most Americans are at home snuggled up by a fire or in a heated home. It can be difficult to venture out into the snow and …

Down Jackets Encourage Animal Cruelty Towards Birds Down Jackets Encourage Animal Cruelty Towards Birds
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Down jackets’ warmth and comfort are very popular during the winter and mainly for those who enjoy the outdoors during the colder season. What are down jackets you ask? Well, they consist of feathers plucked from the softest point on …

Fleece Blankets: Give or Receive Their Many Gifts Fleece Blankets: Give or Receive Their Many Gifts

Fleece blankets. Who doesn’t love a fleece blanket? Even sheep love fleece blankets, because fleece blankets are commonly made with insulating polyester blends unless it is specified to be fleece-wool. Every time a fleece blanket is manufactured, one more sheep …

Pajamas Provided For Homeless Children Pajamas Provided For Homeless Children
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Did you know that something as small as a pair of pajamas could change a child’s life? Genevieve Piturro, 52, realized this while she was volunteering to read to children at a homeless shelter, in New York, fourteen years ago. …

Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found in Backpack Homeless Man Returns $42,000 Found in Backpack
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In a day where stories on the tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. has been the bulk of the headlines, the story of one man who returned a large sum of money should make your day a little brighter. …

Alabama Bank Robber Begs for Jail Time Alabama Bank Robber Begs for Jail Time

Lyndon McWhorter, Police Chief of Moulton, Ala., has announced the capture of bank robber Rickie Lawrence Gardner. Don’t care? That’s because Rickie Lawrence Gardner wasn’t really a bank robber. Gardner, age 49, was worried that he’d suffered a career-ending leg …

Chad Johnson, Homeless Man Go Out On The Town Chad Johnson, Homeless Man Go Out On The Town
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Chad Johnson made quite a few headlines last year after being arrested for a domestic violence dispute–in which he was accused of headbutting his wife, sending her to the hospital–and subsequently being released from his contract with the Miami Dolphins. …

Philadelphia Bans Outdoor Feeding of Homeless Philadelphia Bans Outdoor Feeding of Homeless
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has just announced enacted a ban on the feeding of homeless people around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area. This includes Love Park, where outreach groups commonly offer free food to large numbers of the indigent. Nutter …

Unorthodox Marketing Strategy, Homeless Hotspots Unorthodox Marketing Strategy, Homeless Hotspots
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Marketing agency BBH Labs was been inspired to turn local homeless people into hotspots while attending the South by South West conference in Austin, Texas. Each homeless representative will be given a sign and a 4G connection to alert people …

Street Treats Puts The Homeless To Work At SXSW Street Treats Puts The Homeless To Work At SXSW

Mobile Loaves & Fishes started an initiative for SXSW, which put homeless people to work selling ice cream to attendees. It’s called Street Treats, and the vendors, reportedly, get to keep all of the revenue. There was a brief mention …

Virgin Launches Strip2Clothe Charitable Campaign
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When we moved last month, my wife and I toted out 43 garbage bags of clothing we culled from our closets to donate to charity—some garments, a little shamefully, with the tags still on them. I’ll let that act serve as rationale enough for not sending Virgin Mobile a video of myself stripping—although Chris Farley’s got nothing on me as far as moves go.