Beyond the Sign.
Have you seen it?
The sign a person holds up at the corner of an intersection.
Hungry, need help.
Homeless Vet, out of work, need money and prayer.
Wife and dog kidnapped by Ninja’s…need $$ for Kung Fu lessons…I’d really like that dog back.
The reality is those cardboard messages are in fact a sign of something deeper.
According to a recent Baylor University study, “People don’t become homeless when they run out of money, at least not right away. They become homeless when they run out of relationships.”
Whether the signs are true – there are real people in real need of relationships and blessings...practical, physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual.
Here is just one way you can be that person who blesses.
The Same Kind Foundation was born from a question:
"How can I make a difference? "
Launched from the overwhelming response to the NY Times best seller, Same Kind of Different as Me, the Same Kind Foundation has become the ‘911’ for homeless individuals and the agencies who serve them.
If you do not know the story, Ron Hall was a successful art dealer and his wife Debbie seemly had the perfect life. But their faith and family were tested by extreme pain. It was then an unlikely bond with a dangerous homeless drifter named ‘Suicide’ led them on a crazy journey.
The book is now a major motion picture starring Renee Zellwinger, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou, Jon Voight and Olivia Holt. (hailed by critics and audiences as ‘powerful’ and ‘inspiring’)
And now, Ron’s newest book, ‘Workin’ Our Way Home’ as told in both Ron and Denver’s unique voice about the incredible true story of the ten years they lived together after the original Same Kind story.
When You Give, We Bless!
How your simple act of kindness can make a Difference.
When the washer and dryers BROKE at the House of Hope in South Carolina, we responded!
Your gift to the Same Kind Foundation provides practical help and hope to those experiencing homelessness.
Like meals, washers, dryers, septic systems, vans, you name it.
The Same Kind of Different as Me Foundation partner with up to 300 local homeless agencies. We vet them. Then bless them.
But we can only move at the speed of your generosity.
Creative Ways You Can Give & Receive
A donation here will help many of those who have found themselves in the ditches of life desperately in need of a good Samaritan.
And you can rest assured that regardless of what they choose to do with your money, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS.
For what you do for the least of these, you have done for God and it does not go unnoticed.
Gift of Art
As a fine art dealer for forty years, clients and friends of Same Kind of Different as Me Charitable Foundation have opted to give unwanted valuable art objects that can easily be converted to cash.
Recently a generous woman donated a beautiful piece we sold for $30,000! The cash was then invested to support struggling missions and homeless individuals desperately in need of shelter or transportation.
How about you?
Please email specifics to: Mark@InspiringGrowth.biz . If possible, include photos, size, info on artist as well as original price paid.
Did you know, socks are the #1 requested clothing item at homeless shelters? When you buy from Bombas not only do you receive amazing socks - one pair is donated to a homeless shelter on your behalf.
Wine purchased on Cellar Angels benefits the Same Kind Foundation.
Stunning blankets PLUS for every blanket you purchase, one is given to a local homeless shelter.
Those who have given stock to a non-profit organization know the secret. It is often more rewarding to transfer the stock to the charity than it has been to keep it all those years. One of the greatest benefits of transferring stock is that you no longer worry about their value. When you hold a stock, you may be concerned about the ups and downs of the market. When you transfer the stock – and the worries – to Same Kind of Different As Me Charitable Foundation, the restlessness stops and the rewards begin. Consult your investment or tax professional about benefits of transferring stock before making the gift.
Contact Mark P. Fisher Mark@InspiringGrowth.biz.