Monday, November 28, 2011

Spend the night at a night shelter; Previously Completed Item #57

Central Night Shelter by Jeff__
Central Night Shelter, a photo by Jeff__ on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
December, 2009. Preparation of beds and dinner for the (approximately) 65 guests who spend the night in this temporary shelter. I started volunteering at a night shelter around 1996 when I first purchased my own house and it hit me how fortunate I was to have a house, let alone a place to stay at night. This particular shelter is in downtown Atlanta and is open from November through March.

Please consider contributing to a charity of your choice this holiday season. And if you don't have one here are a few charities to investigate:

Central Night Shelter (featured in this photo)

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

America's Second Harvest

Click to Give @ The Hunger Site

The Atlanta based organization, Hosea William's Feed the Hungry which inspired others.

Feed the Hungry (national page)

National Coalition for the Homeless


My apologies to those who may find this preachy but if the subject matter serves as a reminder to donate to others less fortunate than it will be worth it.
Thank you for viewing and for your consideration. Happy Holidays.


  1. What a lovely thing to do! The world needs more people who give back x

  2. Wonderful charity work ... hope we have more here in KL like this ...

  3. That's awesome Jeff! You're not being preachy at all. I wish more people understood how lucky they are more often and appreciate what they have like you do.

  4. Not preachy at all. The world needs people like you to remind us that most people like those in the shelter did not choose to the life life they are leading.

  5. Thanks for the kind comments. I came across a homeless volunteer project in New York City if anyone reads this:

  6. Kudos to you Jeff for getting this photo out there--people need to see this. Plus the links to charities--open your pockets everyone!!