My name is D.J. Pierce and recently while messing around on YouTube I ran across a video of some well known YouTube pranksters switching up from their usual videos of pranking the public to actually doing selfless acts for the homeless. These videos touched me more than anything I had ever seen before. It's amazing how much just a small thing like a bag lunch with a sandwich, a bag of chips, and a water or a sleeping bag and a coat means to these individuals. Well I was touched so much I decided to look up the homeless rate in my home state of North Carolina and wow was i shocked. 14% of North Carolinian are homeless and on the street and the number just keeps growing. From 2011-2012 the number went up 5%. The number of homeless with families went up 10%, veterans went up by 13%, and the number of unsheltered homeless is up by 29%!!! So after finding this out I decided I want to to try and help but doing what I can to help the homeless here in Hickory, N.C. and surrounding cities.
Well this is the first time I've ever done anything like this so I'm setting our goal at $1,500. With that money we will buy sleeping bags, coats, food to make bag lunches, and hopefully if we raise enough I really, really want to find a homeless individual with a strong story and take that person to get a full makeover. I'm talking haircut, new clothes, a shower, etc, and hopefully set them up with a job interview! Now I'm obviously not a wealthy person or I would just fund this out of my own pocket so I can't really offer big perks. But what I will do is get pictures of the individuals and families you have helped and send you personal thank you notes from them!
Also if there is anyone who doesn't want to contribute but make other donations such as clothing, food, gift certificates, anything just contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.