The Value of a Dollar

How much is  a dollar worth?  Just ask a homeless person.

For just $1.00 to $5.00 a homeless person for  1 to 2 hours can:

  • Drink a coffee or eat a meal.
  • Sit indoors.
  • Have access to a clean bathroom and sink to watch hands and face.
  • Be out of the rain.
  • Be safe from severe weather.
  • Watch a movie matinee.
  • Buy a ticket and ride the bus or train.
  • Do laundry.
  • Make calls on a pay phone.
  • Put a small amount of gas for the day in their car’s gas tank.
  • Access pool and shower facilities at a local park.

What a person can get out of it:

  • Food.
  • Shelter.
  • Clean clothes.
  • Hygiene care.
  • Entertainment.
  • Transportation to shelter, an interview, a job, and other appointments.
  • Access to a toilet and facilities to do hygiene.
  • A visit with family and friends, call to schedule a job interview.
  • Social interaction and networking.
  • A sense of normalcy (whatever normal is)
  • Happiness.
  • A love and gratitude for fellow man.

What you get:

  • Happiness.
  • God’s love and blessing.
  • A love and gratitude for fellow man.
  • Social interaction and networking.
  • Increased self-satisfaction, self-love, self-worth, self-value

Unfortunately I am out of time on the computer early. Being a public library on a weekend, the computers fill up quickly.


Author: padschicago

Social Media Diva. From homeless to housed by Twitter & networking. Star in #Twittamentary. Interviews by numerous news media. Public Speaker. Advocate. *Not affiliated with Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS)*

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