Have you ever given your change to a homeless person?Giving money to people in need is a great thing. However, for those who are in need, panhandling can actually hurt in a sense, because its not helping long-term. There is an organization called Real Change, that connects those in need with local services that can help them. If you participate, you can help be a part of positive change within the community! You can help by donating at realchange.org or bringing a donation box into your school, work, or anywhere else that you can raise money to help people that need it! You can also volunteer at local organizations such as the transition house, casa esperanza, or CLUE. If you don’t live in Santa Barbara, you can still volunteer at a local organization! If we all contribute a small portion of our time or money, we can really help out our community and make it a better place.
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