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Classism manifests itself in many ways. Hostile architecture, sit and lie laws, and many other means are used to bar homeless folx from public space, expose them to police violence and unfair criminal prosecution. *
Remove the stigma from poverty and get involved! Click the link in our bio for more info.
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#PovertyIsNotACrime #HarmReduction #CompassionFirst #TheCVAMovement #homeless #MutualAid #nonprofit #GetInvolved #classism #pnw #bellingham #MoveAlongToWhere #CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy
Classism manifests itself in many ways. Hostile architecture, sit and lie laws, and many other means are used to bar homeless folx from public space, expose them to police violence and unfair criminal prosecution. * Remove the stigma from poverty and get involved! Click the link in our bio for more info. * #PovertyIsNotACrime  #HarmReduction  #CompassionFirst  #TheCVAMovement  #homeless  #MutualAid  #nonprofit  #GetInvolved  #classism  #pnw  #bellingham  #MoveAlongToWhere  #CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy 
It just wouldn't be like me if I got nominated for a challenge and didn't follow through with it.  Thanks to my friend Justin @deadman875 for nominating for the pics to lyrics challenge. Any of my followers who have yet to see his work do it, do it now!
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I'll have to put my abandoned hotel pics on hold for a few days while I figure this out.
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Here's my Day 1/7 post for the pics to lyrics challenge. Snapped this pic outside the richest independent state in the world aka The Vatican in Rome. Everything that's wrong with the world in 1 shot and everybody remains silent........ The Sound of Silence

Disturbed (originally by Simon and Garfunkel). Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence  #streetart #povertyreduction #religionkills #streetphotography #povertybench #religionpoisonseverything #religion #antireligion #photooftheday #goodwithoutgod #religionfree #powerlifting #nogod #photography #povertyissexist #instagood #atheism #streetstyle #street #povertyalleviation #poverty #logic #atheist #povertyisnotacrime #povertysquat #streetlife #vatican #rome
It just wouldn't be like me if I got nominated for a challenge and didn't follow through with it. Thanks to my friend Justin @deadman875 for nominating for the pics to lyrics challenge. Any of my followers who have yet to see his work do it, do it now! . I'll have to put my abandoned hotel pics on hold for a few days while I figure this out. . Here's my Day 1/7 post for the pics to lyrics challenge. Snapped this pic outside the richest independent state in the world aka The Vatican in Rome. Everything that's wrong with the world in 1 shot and everybody remains silent........ The Sound of Silence Disturbed (originally by Simon and Garfunkel). Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence Fools, said I, you do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you Take my arms that I might reach you But my words, like silent raindrops fell And echoed in the wells of silence And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sounds of silence  #streetart  #povertyreduction  #religionkills  #streetphotography  #povertybench  #religionpoisonseverything  #religion  #antireligion  #photooftheday  #goodwithoutgod  #religionfree  #powerlifting  #nogod  #photography  #povertyissexist  #instagood  #atheism  #streetstyle  #street  #povertyalleviation  #poverty  #logic  #atheist  #povertyisnotacrime  #povertysquat  #streetlife  #vatican  #rome 
Every human being has a right to the basic human needs of food, clothing, shelter, love and compassion. #agapelove #agapelife #nelsonmandela #povertyisnotacrime #homelesspeoplematter #kindnessmatters #purposeoflife #quotestagram #loveinactionisservice #loveallserveall #helpeverhurtnever
For many Californians, simply attaining hope is inaccessible. That’s not ok. 
Visit https://tippingpoint.org/pledge and add your voice to a growing number of people who care to call on City Hall to do something.
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#solvehomelessness
#tippingpointcommunity
For many Californians, simply attaining hope is inaccessible. That’s not ok. Visit https://tippingpoint.org/pledge and add your voice to a growing number of people who care to call on City Hall to do something. 🏠🏠🏠🏠🏠🏠 #solvehomelessness  #tippingpointcommunity 
The recent decision to kill the plan adding a 200 bed shelter to the downtown core was killed, in no small part, by the neighborhoods of each proposed location getting together to block the build. They don't want poor people in their fancy neighborhood, they'd rather we be forced downtown or out into the woods to get arrested or worse. ✊✊✊
Visit our website (updates coming soon) to learn more about our organization and find ways to help us, help others! 
#CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy #homeless #classism #pnw #bellingham #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #HarmReduction #resources #MoveAlongToWhere #PovertyIsNotACrime #HousingIsAHumanRight #thecvamovement #whitestwhites #directaction #mutualaid
The recent decision to kill the plan adding a 200 bed shelter to the downtown core was killed, in no small part, by the neighborhoods of each proposed location getting together to block the build. They don't want poor people in their fancy neighborhood, they'd rather we be forced downtown or out into the woods to get arrested or worse. ✊✊✊ Visit our website (updates coming soon) to learn more about our organization and find ways to help us, help others! #CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy  #homeless  #classism  #pnw  #bellingham  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #HarmReduction  #resources  #MoveAlongToWhere  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #HousingIsAHumanRight  #thecvamovement  #whitestwhites  #directaction  #mutualaid 
Oh hello! Getting ready for Friday night foot patrol. We respond to overdoses and provide emergency response in Vancouver’s #downtowneastside. We also do outreach work and spread #love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜. Happy Saturday everyone ☀️. #ssos #dtes #vancouverlove #vancitylove #helpinghand #volunteerbasedorganization #loveisallweneed #outreach #opioidcrisisawareness #opioidcrisis #overdosecrisis #oxygenfirst #naloxonetrainingavailable #narcan #housingisabasichumanright #povertyisnotacrime #addictionisnotacrime #endstigma #weloveyou #comejoinus
Oh hello! Getting ready for Friday night foot patrol. We respond to overdoses and provide emergency response in Vancouver’s #downtowneastside . We also do outreach work and spread #love  ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜. Happy Saturday everyone ☀️. #ssos  #dtes  #vancouverlove  #vancitylove  #helpinghand  #volunteerbasedorganization  #loveisallweneed  #outreach  #opioidcrisisawareness  #opioidcrisis  #overdosecrisis  #oxygenfirst  #naloxonetrainingavailable  #narcan  #housingisabasichumanright  #povertyisnotacrime  #addictionisnotacrime  #endstigma  #weloveyou  #comejoinus 
Music is such a difficult career to make a profit in. When you’re not seeing realistic results with which to make a living on, it can be intimidating to wanna keep going. I just keep reminding myself that The Stones used to have to steal food from the grocery store and tie old guitar strings together sometimes cuz metal strings were expensive back then. Keeping up the fight at Pocatello’s First National Bar tonight. Music starts at 9pm. #heartheroostercrow #countrymusic #cowboymusician #cowboymusician #troubadour #touringmusician #diymusician #filsonvest #buckaroo #doordietrying #doordonotthereisnotry #therollingstones #povertyisnotacrime #pocatelloidaho #thefirstnationalbar
Music is such a difficult career to make a profit in. When you’re not seeing realistic results with which to make a living on, it can be intimidating to wanna keep going. I just keep reminding myself that The Stones used to have to steal food from the grocery store and tie old guitar strings together sometimes cuz metal strings were expensive back then. Keeping up the fight at Pocatello’s First National Bar tonight. Music starts at 9pm. #heartheroostercrow  #countrymusic  #cowboymusician  #cowboymusician  #troubadour  #touringmusician  #diymusician  #filsonvest  #buckaroo  #doordietrying  #doordonotthereisnotry  #therollingstones  #povertyisnotacrime  #pocatelloidaho  #thefirstnationalbar 
With the latest proposal for a new 200 bed shelter in downtown rejected by the mayor's office and city council,  we have to ask ourselves: what does city government view as effective homeless outreach? 
Visit our website (link in bio) to learn more about our organization, and help us help others! 
#compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #homeless #classism #pnw #bellingham #HousingIsAHumanRight #CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy #HarmReduction #HumanRights #MoveAlongToWhere #CampClearingKills #PovertyIsNotACrime #memes #isthisapigeon
With the latest proposal for a new 200 bed shelter in downtown rejected by the mayor's office and city council, we have to ask ourselves: what does city government view as effective homeless outreach? Visit our website (link in bio) to learn more about our organization, and help us help others! #compassionfirst  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #homeless  #classism  #pnw  #bellingham  #HousingIsAHumanRight  #CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy  #HarmReduction  #HumanRights  #MoveAlongToWhere  #CampClearingKills  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #memes  #isthisapigeon 
Food! Sometimes it can be hard to find something to eat a bit later in the evening, thank you to our ssos family for your time, energy and donations!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜. #outreach #food #instafood #vancouver #downtowneastside #ssos #dtes #overdosecrisis #opioidcrisis #housingisabasichumanright #povertyisnotacrime #addictionisnotacrime #loveisallweneed #cometogether #narcantrainingvancouver #oxygenfirst #naloxonesaveslives #gratitude #love #compassion #humanity #kindness
Food! Sometimes it can be hard to find something to eat a bit later in the evening, thank you to our ssos family for your time, energy and donations!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜. #outreach  #food  #instafood  #vancouver  #downtowneastside  #ssos  #dtes  #overdosecrisis  #opioidcrisis  #housingisabasichumanright  #povertyisnotacrime  #addictionisnotacrime  #loveisallweneed  #cometogether  #narcantrainingvancouver  #oxygenfirst  #naloxonesaveslives  #gratitude  #love  #compassion  #humanity  #kindness 
The plan to fund a new shelter was scrapped by the Mayor. 200 Beds was not enough, but it was a start, now we're back to square one, with at least 200 rough sleepers exposed to the elements every night. Demand action from city council and the mayor's office! Hold public servants accountable! 
#compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #HarmReduction #resources #pnw #bellingham #HousingIsAHumanRight #MoveAlongToWhere #PovertyIsNotACrime #homeless #classism #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy
The plan to fund a new shelter was scrapped by the Mayor. 200 Beds was not enough, but it was a start, now we're back to square one, with at least 200 rough sleepers exposed to the elements every night. Demand action from city council and the mayor's office! Hold public servants accountable! #compassionfirst  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #HarmReduction  #resources  #pnw  #bellingham  #HousingIsAHumanRight  #MoveAlongToWhere  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #homeless  #classism  #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy 
Come out and share. Commune, fellowship with like minded people. #community #poorpeoplescampaign #povertyisnotacrime #arthousestl
Not only did Ayn Rand fight tirelessly against social benefits like ssi and disability, but when it came time for her to use those benefits, she was paid out more than she ever paid into the system. 
#doeshebite #aynrand #scumbagaynrand #compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #homeless #classism #pnw #bellingham #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #HousingIsAHumanRight #PovertyIsNotACrime #ayncaps #ancaps
✂️ITS TIME TO DRAW THE LINE AND CUT POVERTY✂️ If you're living below the poverty line, draw the line on poverty and unlock🔓 your wealth and form the line of prosperity. 
You deserve better. Don't let another day go by without doing something to change your current situation. 
When you purchase The SMELL of Poverty Anthology, you will receive a My BRIGHT IDEA Power Session to help you get started with your "BRIGHT IDEA"💡 DON'T WAIT IN THE STORE POVERTY LINE NO MORE. THERE ARE 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE. IT IS TIME TO DRAW THE LINE ON POVERTY.

Bit.ly/thesmellofpoverty 
#poverty #power #povertysquat #povertybench #povertyreduction #povertyissexist #povertyalleviation #povertyisnotacrime #endpoverty #povertyerabrand #povertypowerlifting #povertydeadlift #povertyawareness #povertyeverything #povertysucks #fitness #poverty #povertyresolutions #poverty #love #povertymentality #povertyspec #povertyline #povertychallenge #strong #savagesociety #charity
✂️ITS TIME TO DRAW THE LINE AND CUT POVERTY✂️ If you're living below the poverty line, draw the line on poverty and unlock🔓 your wealth and form the line of prosperity. You deserve better. Don't let another day go by without doing something to change your current situation. When you purchase The SMELL of Poverty Anthology, you will receive a My BRIGHT IDEA Power Session to help you get started with your "BRIGHT IDEA"💡 DON'T WAIT IN THE STORE POVERTY LINE NO MORE. THERE ARE 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE. IT IS TIME TO DRAW THE LINE ON POVERTY. Bit.ly/thesmellofpoverty #poverty  #power  #povertysquat  #povertybench  #povertyreduction  #povertyissexist  #povertyalleviation  #povertyisnotacrime  #endpoverty  #povertyerabrand  #povertypowerlifting  #povertydeadlift  #povertyawareness  #povertyeverything  #povertysucks  #fitness  #poverty  #povertyresolutions  #poverty  #love  #povertymentality  #povertyspec  #povertyline  #povertychallenge  #strong  #savagesociety  #charity 
We’re doing this.  @climbers_ofcolor is launching full force!  Our first meet-up is this Saturday @climbnobl  St. Claude from 7-10pm.  All #poc of all levels of climbing experience are welcome to #network with Black and Brown folks, get fit, and speak on the struggle.  Free climbing. Children welcome.  All of you talented, beautiful people, let’s pull together and fight the good fight.  Allies are welcome to join us for a small cash donation to support scholarships for young #poc to represent on the @noblturtles team.
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#neworleans #blackownedbusiness #socialjusticewarriors #nonprofitdevelopment #climbing #makeadifference #povertyisnotacrime #gentrificationisreal
We’re doing this. @climbers_ofcolor is launching full force! Our first meet-up is this Saturday @climbnobl St. Claude from 7-10pm. All #poc  of all levels of climbing experience are welcome to #network  with Black and Brown folks, get fit, and speak on the struggle. Free climbing. Children welcome. All of you talented, beautiful people, let’s pull together and fight the good fight. Allies are welcome to join us for a small cash donation to support scholarships for young #poc  to represent on the @noblturtles team. . . . #neworleans  #blackownedbusiness  #socialjusticewarriors  #nonprofitdevelopment  #climbing  #makeadifference  #povertyisnotacrime  #gentrificationisreal 
Riddle me this, rangers: why would an organization recieving grants for mental illness and drug addiction recovery not elevate those qualifications, and instead elevate something completely unrelated? ❓❓❓ #homeless #volunteer #confused #compassionfirst #pnw #bellingham #nonprofit #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #PovertyIsNotACrime #HousingIsAHumanRight #HousingFirst #humanrights
Having a broken xiao long bao is worse than having a broken heart am I right
Having a broken xiao long bao is worse than having a broken heart am I right
THE SMELL OF POVERTY TODAY.
WHAT IS YOUR POVERTY LANGUAGE? * I CAN'T AFFORD THAT
* I HAVE NO MONEY
* I'M BROKE
* THAT'S TOO HIGH FOR ME
* CAN I GET A DISCOUNT
* WHY IS IT THAT PRICE
* DON'T ASK FOR NOTHING IN THE STORE
* CAN I PAY WHEN I GET SOME MONEY

#THESMELLOFPOVERTY 
bit.ly/thesmellofpoverty

#powerlifting #povertysquat #povertybench #povertyreduction #povertyissexist #povertyalleviation #povertyisnotacrime #endpoverty #povertyerabrand #povertypowerlifting #povertydeadlift #povertyawareness #povertyeverything #povertysucks #fitness #povertymacros #povertyresolutions #povertysquaduk #love #povertymentality  #povertyspec #povertyline  #povertychallenge #stronghouseproject #savagesociety #charity #bench
THE SMELL OF POVERTY TODAY. WHAT IS YOUR POVERTY LANGUAGE? * I CAN'T AFFORD THAT * I HAVE NO MONEY * I'M BROKE * THAT'S TOO HIGH FOR ME * CAN I GET A DISCOUNT * WHY IS IT THAT PRICE * DON'T ASK FOR NOTHING IN THE STORE * CAN I PAY WHEN I GET SOME MONEY #THESMELLOFPOVERTY  bit.ly/thesmellofpoverty #powerlifting  #povertysquat  #povertybench  #povertyreduction  #povertyissexist  #povertyalleviation  #povertyisnotacrime  #endpoverty  #povertyerabrand  #povertypowerlifting  #povertydeadlift  #povertyawareness  #povertyeverything  #povertysucks  #fitness  #povertymacros  #povertyresolutions  #povertysquaduk  #love  #povertymentality  #povertyspec  #povertyline  #povertychallenge  #stronghouseproject  #savagesociety  #charity  #bench 
Homelessness is a manufactured crisis and it has real solutions. Check our website (links in bio) for ways to donate, get involved and help us help others! 
#angryseagull #compassionfirst #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #classism #pnw #bellingham #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #homeless #PovertyIsNotACrime #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #HousingIsAHumanRight
Some shelters and charities have a habit of making homeless advocacy seem as complicated and obtuse as possible, when advocates have been asking for the same things for years. Demand change from local orgs and city government, hold them accountable to serving the homeless community! Check our website (links in bio) for more ways to donate, get involved and help us help others! #compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #homeless #classism #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #HarmReduction #StopTheSweeps #SafeCampsNow #pnw #bellingham #HousingIsAHumanRight #PovertyIsNotACrime
Some shelters and charities have a habit of making homeless advocacy seem as complicated and obtuse as possible, when advocates have been asking for the same things for years. Demand change from local orgs and city government, hold them accountable to serving the homeless community! Check our website (links in bio) for more ways to donate, get involved and help us help others! #compassionfirst  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #homeless  #classism  #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy  #HarmReduction  #StopTheSweeps  #SafeCampsNow  #pnw  #bellingham  #HousingIsAHumanRight  #PovertyIsNotACrime 
Some of our best and brightest have lived and died under bridges and in homeless encampments. We can do better. We must. Check our website (links in bio) for ways to donate, get involved and help us help others! 
#cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #einstein #einsteinsbrain #compassionfirst #StopTheSweeps #HarmReduction #pnw #bellingham #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #homeless #PovertyIsNotACrime #SafeCampsNow #HousingIsAHumanRight #mutualaid #directaction
The International Day for Street Children takes place on April 12th. The day provides a platform for the millions of children on the streets around the world – and their champions – to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.

Children are too often denied the rights owed to them. Things most of us take for granted, like healthcare, access to justice when harmed, freedom from harassment. This can, and must, change. This on the long run will boost their MENTAL Status.

Get Involved!
Join our campaign!!
Stand with street children!!! #InternationalDayforStreetChildren #childrensrights #april12  #children #kids #orphans #vulnerable #safety #TQNigeria ‎#MentalHealth #justice #povertyisreal #povertyisnotacrime #streetlife #streetkidnomore #streetchildren #humantrafficking #humanrights #human #children #streetchildrenday #purpose #wellness #abundance #help #world #globalcrisis
The International Day for Street Children takes place on April 12th. The day provides a platform for the millions of children on the streets around the world – and their champions – to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored. Children are too often denied the rights owed to them. Things most of us take for granted, like healthcare, access to justice when harmed, freedom from harassment. This can, and must, change. This on the long run will boost their MENTAL Status. Get Involved! Join our campaign!! Stand with street children!!! #InternationalDayforStreetChildren  #childrensrights  #april12  #children  #kids  #orphans  #vulnerable  #safety  #TQNigeria  ‎#MentalHealth  #justice  #povertyisreal  #povertyisnotacrime  #streetlife  #streetkidnomore  #streetchildren  #humantrafficking  #humanrights  #human  #children  #streetchildrenday  #purpose  #wellness  #abundance  #help  #world  #globalcrisis 
The real kicker, they won't let us see the list of permanently kicked out clients. Half of the local homeless folx could be permanently barred from accessing services at the mission. What gives? Hold service providers and local government accountable to do their jobs! Visit our website(links in bio) for ways to donate, volunteer, and help us help others! 
#homeless #confused #SafeCampsNow #lowbarriershelter #MoveAlongToWhere #StopTheSweeps #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #pnw #bellingham #HarmReduction #compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #HomelessRightsAreHumanRights #PovertyIsNotACrime
The real kicker, they won't let us see the list of permanently kicked out clients. Half of the local homeless folx could be permanently barred from accessing services at the mission. What gives? Hold service providers and local government accountable to do their jobs! Visit our website(links in bio) for ways to donate, volunteer, and help us help others! #homeless  #confused  #SafeCampsNow  #lowbarriershelter  #MoveAlongToWhere  #StopTheSweeps  #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy  #pnw  #bellingham  #HarmReduction  #compassionfirst  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #HomelessRightsAreHumanRights  #PovertyIsNotACrime 
Oh happy day! 🌞
My jars FINALLY arrived!!!
With months of delays from the manufacturing side, and a full week of “you’ll get your delivery tomorrow, just sit outside and watch for it” (because I have time for that, right?!?!) from the shipping company, this has been the most frustrating, rage-inducing experience my entire 5 years in business. 
However, when that truck pulled up the lane yesterday morning, and a few rad folks from the @redroadlodge123 jumped in to help me unload the 2 full skids and carry most of them down to the basement, my annoyance quickly turned to complete, humble gratitude for the amazing community of people I’ve gotten to know here the past 3.5 years.  A wandering group of down-and-outers (you’ve seen them, and maybe even crossed the street upon approaching them), passed by while we were unloading and a few of them just jumped right in, totally eager to help out. 
This neighbourhood doesn’t deserve its poor reputation.
Sure, the majority of tenants are poor in finances, but rich in spirit.  There are addictions, homelessness, oppression, anger, and heartbreak, but I’ve never once had a bad experience with any of the neighbourhood folks, and most often find that they just want to help, find their place in this world, and receive a warm smile from passerby’s on the street. 
Spread love into this world and you’ll find that love will come back to you when you need it most. ❤️❤️❤️
Oh happy day! 🌞 My jars FINALLY arrived!!! With months of delays from the manufacturing side, and a full week of “you’ll get your delivery tomorrow, just sit outside and watch for it” (because I have time for that, right?!?!) from the shipping company, this has been the most frustrating, rage-inducing experience my entire 5 years in business. However, when that truck pulled up the lane yesterday morning, and a few rad folks from the @redroadlodge123 jumped in to help me unload the 2 full skids and carry most of them down to the basement, my annoyance quickly turned to complete, humble gratitude for the amazing community of people I’ve gotten to know here the past 3.5 years. A wandering group of down-and-outers (you’ve seen them, and maybe even crossed the street upon approaching them), passed by while we were unloading and a few of them just jumped right in, totally eager to help out. This neighbourhood doesn’t deserve its poor reputation. Sure, the majority of tenants are poor in finances, but rich in spirit. There are addictions, homelessness, oppression, anger, and heartbreak, but I’ve never once had a bad experience with any of the neighbourhood folks, and most often find that they just want to help, find their place in this world, and receive a warm smile from passerby’s on the street. Spread love into this world and you’ll find that love will come back to you when you need it most. ❤️❤️❤️
They have the right to equal treatment, education, protection, and care. Thank you for bringing justice to the ones we’ve been entrusted with. Sadly, there are millions more who need help. Stand with someone who is changing the lives of street children around the world. Draw a line in the sand and say no more.
They have the right to equal treatment, education, protection, and care. Thank you for bringing justice to the ones we’ve been entrusted with. Sadly, there are millions more who need help. Stand with someone who is changing the lives of street children around the world. Draw a line in the sand and say no more.
Blame the ones who can change the situation, not the ones experiencing the oppression! Focus and direct your efforts and demand real action on homelessness! Visit our website, links in bio, for ways to donate and help us help others! 
#annoyedpicard #startrek #memes #compassionfirst #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #StopCriminalizingHomelessness #homeless #PovertyIsNotACrime #SafeCampsNow #StopTheSweeps #HarmReduction #pnw #bellingham #nonprofit #volunteer
Hey friends, I'm turning 30 tomorrow and raising funds for the #BrooklynCommunityBailFund. They pay bail for New Yorkers who can’t afford even modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home. At a time when more than 60% of people behind bars aren't actually serving a sentence, but awaiting trial, I hope we can make even a small difference together. Every little bit helps - donate at the link in my bio (@laurenkayroberts) or if you’re over FB (understandable) head to brooklynbailfund.org to give. Thanks for considering!
Hey friends, I'm turning 30 tomorrow and raising funds for the #BrooklynCommunityBailFund . They pay bail for New Yorkers who can’t afford even modest amounts, and who would be jailed or forced to plead guilty just to go home. At a time when more than 60% of people behind bars aren't actually serving a sentence, but awaiting trial, I hope we can make even a small difference together. Every little bit helps - donate at the link in my bio (@laurenkayroberts) or if you’re over FB (understandable) head to brooklynbailfund.org to give. Thanks for considering!
Poverty is manufactured, resources are limited in distribution only by classism, they are being channeled directly away from where they are most needed. Visit our website (links in bio) for ways to get involved and help us provide socks, hygiene supplies and food to folx who need it most!

#homeless 
#thatswhereyourewrongkiddo #memes #compassionfirst #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #PovertyIsNotACrime #pnw #bellingham #HousingIsAHumanRight #nonprofit #volunteer #HousingFirst #StopTheSweeps #SafeCampsNow
Poverty is manufactured, resources are limited in distribution only by classism, they are being channeled directly away from where they are most needed. Visit our website (links in bio) for ways to get involved and help us provide socks, hygiene supplies and food to folx who need it most! #homeless  #thatswhereyourewrongkiddo  #memes  #compassionfirst  #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy  #HarmReduction  #MoveAlongToWhere  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #pnw  #bellingham  #HousingIsAHumanRight  #nonprofit  #volunteer  #HousingFirst  #StopTheSweeps  #SafeCampsNow 
Dunno if this is weather wear or good praxis, but I'm glad this racist graffiti is fading.

#povertyisnotacrime #youshouldcareaboutotherpeople
When the city spends four million cleaning up homeless camps in 3 years, you have to wonder how else that money could've been spent... Visit our website (links in bio) for ways to donate and get involved! #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #waiting #homeless #StopTheSweeps #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #compassionfirst #nonprofit #volunteer #PovertyIsNotACrime #pnw #bellingham #SafeCampsNow #resources
Sit and Lie laws penalize homeless folx merely for existing, a lot of whom have mobility issues and cannot easily "move along". Contact your local city government, urge them to repeal sit and lie laws and other legislation that criminalizes homelessness! End enforcement of these laws and let law enforcement focus on more important issues! 
Visit our website, links in bio, for ways to donate and get involved! 
#SitAndLieLaws #homeless #compassionfirst #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #HarmReduction #MoveAlongToWhere #nonprofits #bellingham #pnw #homelessoutreach #PovertyIsNotACrime #volunteer #StopTheSweeps #humanrights #housingfirst #HousingIsAHumanRight
Sit and Lie laws penalize homeless folx merely for existing, a lot of whom have mobility issues and cannot easily "move along". Contact your local city government, urge them to repeal sit and lie laws and other legislation that criminalizes homelessness! End enforcement of these laws and let law enforcement focus on more important issues! Visit our website, links in bio, for ways to donate and get involved! #SitAndLieLaws  #homeless  #compassionfirst  #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy  #HarmReduction  #MoveAlongToWhere  #nonprofits  #bellingham  #pnw  #homelessoutreach  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #volunteer  #StopTheSweeps  #humanrights  #housingfirst  #HousingIsAHumanRight 
Are you in the Bellingham area and looking for a volunteer opportunity? 
Cascadia Volunteer Advocacy is hosting a community meal service for our homeless friends April 28 and volunteer positions for hospitality, kitchen, gear handout, and peace keeping will be available!

Email CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy@gmail.com to get on the roster.

#VolunteerOpportunity #volunteer #TheCVAMovement #homeless #PovertyIsNotACrime #CompassionFirst #GiveBack #Bellingham #HomelessAdvocacy #HarmReduction #HomelessOutreach #MealService #memes #DosEquis #TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld #GetInvolved #DoSomething
Are you in the Bellingham area and looking for a volunteer opportunity? Cascadia Volunteer Advocacy is hosting a community meal service for our homeless friends April 28 and volunteer positions for hospitality, kitchen, gear handout, and peace keeping will be available! Email CascadiaVolunteerAdvocacy@gmail.com to get on the roster. #VolunteerOpportunity  #volunteer  #TheCVAMovement  #homeless  #PovertyIsNotACrime  #CompassionFirst  #GiveBack  #Bellingham  #HomelessAdvocacy  #HarmReduction  #HomelessOutreach  #MealService  #memes  #DosEquis  #TheMostInterestingManInTheWorld  #GetInvolved  #DoSomething 
Demand action from your city government, make them take tangible steps in harm reduction for the homeless community! Don't let them make excuses! Check our website (links in bio) for ways to donate and get involved! 
#compassionfirst #hannibalburess #homeless #WhyAreYouBooingMe #HarmReduction #cascadiavolunteeradvocacy #PovertyIsNotACrime #pnw #bellingham #humanrights #housingfirst #HousingIsAHumanRight #classism #directaction #memes
This is an updated post☺️. Here is a look at some of what we’ve done since we started. It doesn’t include all of the generous food donations that we are grateful to give out 🙏🏼. It certainly doesn’t capture all of what we do. We are expanding our operations so that we are able to go out more frequently, and we can be available to people in their time of need ❤️🧡💛💙💜. #downtowneastside #volunteerbasedorganization #opioidcrisis #fentanylcrisis #overdosecrisis #donationswelcomed #education #addictionisnotacrime #povertyisnotacrime #housingcrisisvancouver #oxygenfirst #nalaxonetrainingavailable #naloxonesaveslives #ssos #dtes #housingisabasichumanright #weloveyou #vancouver #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada
This is an updated post☺️. Here is a look at some of what we’ve done since we started. It doesn’t include all of the generous food donations that we are grateful to give out 🙏🏼. It certainly doesn’t capture all of what we do. We are expanding our operations so that we are able to go out more frequently, and we can be available to people in their time of need ❤️🧡💛💙💜. #downtowneastside  #volunteerbasedorganization  #opioidcrisis  #fentanylcrisis  #overdosecrisis  #donationswelcomed  #education  #addictionisnotacrime  #povertyisnotacrime  #housingcrisisvancouver  #oxygenfirst  #nalaxonetrainingavailable  #naloxonesaveslives  #ssos  #dtes  #housingisabasichumanright  #weloveyou  #vancouver  #beautifulbritishcolumbia  #canada 
While we might think that mental illness is more of an affluent phenomenon, the statistics tell us that mental health issues are intricately woven with poverty.

And that is, of course, not very difficult to understand. After all, if you are unable to provide yourself and your family with things as basic as food, drinking water, education and the pleasure of aesthetic; it is rather unlikely to not suffer from suicidal thoughts and acute depression.

The vicious cycle has to break. And organizations like @oxfam_india are doing an instrumental work. We all need to be a part of breaking this cycle in some way or the other to get rid of this saddening reality.
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While we might think that mental illness is more of an affluent phenomenon, the statistics tell us that mental health issues are intricately woven with poverty. And that is, of course, not very difficult to understand. After all, if you are unable to provide yourself and your family with things as basic as food, drinking water, education and the pleasure of aesthetic; it is rather unlikely to not suffer from suicidal thoughts and acute depression. The vicious cycle has to break. And organizations like @oxfam_india are doing an instrumental work. We all need to be a part of breaking this cycle in some way or the other to get rid of this saddening reality. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. #endpoverty  #povertyeradication  #povertyisnotacrime  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealth  #mentalillness  #povertyisreal  #helpothers  #compassion  #lifeisbeautiful  #mentalhealthawarness  #thoughtoftheday  #begrateful  #handlettered  #handlettering  #handmadeisbetter  #awareness  #letteringartist  #behelpful  #helpall  #loveall  #positivemessage  #positivevibesonly  #goodtype  #oxfam  #oxfamindia  #trauma  #violence  #depression  #substanceabuse 
Saturday evening my friends and I volunteered (among 30 or so other volunteers) to put together 1000... That's right 1000... Grocery bag care packages for lower income people of the #dteastside it was super fun! Thanks @kimberleymcmullen for being a super awesome human and organizing! 
#volunteer #gsm2018 #greatsandwichmake #youmatter #goodtimes #caringissharing #bekind #1000bags #checkyourprivilage #helpingothersisfun #peoplehelpingpeople #tattooedsportgirl #healthyfoodisarightnotaprivilege #povertyisnotacrime #docoolthings
Saturday evening my friends and I volunteered (among 30 or so other volunteers) to put together 1000... That's right 1000... Grocery bag care packages for lower income people of the #dteastside  it was super fun! Thanks @kimberleymcmullen for being a super awesome human and organizing! #volunteer  #gsm2018  #greatsandwichmake  #youmatter  #goodtimes  #caringissharing  #bekind  #1000bags  #checkyourprivilage  #helpingothersisfun  #peoplehelpingpeople  #tattooedsportgirl  #healthyfoodisarightnotaprivilege  #povertyisnotacrime  #docoolthings 
When I see those who have come up scoff at the choices of others in clothing, food, homes etc it breaks my heart. If they choose ramen noodles yet you can afford lobster but you came from baked beans and hot dogs how can you be judgmental? Love them on their way up and stop judging where you once were because the pain of thinking about it is too much for you to bear. #growthroughwhatyougothrough #yourpastisjustastory #selfgrowthjourney #lookupnotdown #instadaily #motivation #foodforthought #healyourself #povertyisnotacrime
When I see those who have come up scoff at the choices of others in clothing, food, homes etc it breaks my heart. If they choose ramen noodles yet you can afford lobster but you came from baked beans and hot dogs how can you be judgmental? Love them on their way up and stop judging where you once were because the pain of thinking about it is too much for you to bear. #growthroughwhatyougothrough  #yourpastisjustastory  #selfgrowthjourney  #lookupnotdown  #instadaily  #motivation  #foodforthought  #healyourself  #povertyisnotacrime 
Together we can rid the smell of poverty from the lives of our children's children. Thank you for your strength and bravery in changing the way we look at poverty. Together we can change the trajectory of poverty in our communities.  Susan Yockey

#poverty #povertysquat #povertyspec #povertyline #povertyisnotacrime #povertystuck #povertyalliviation #povertyinc #povertyofknowledge #povertytopower #povertyhits #povertyreduction #povertysux #powerlifting #povertyandstarvationinafrica #povertyissexist #povertysprofitable #povertyanalogcluster #povertysimulation #povertyproviders #povertyindia #povertycycle #povertyediting #povertyistheworstformofviolence #endpoverty #povertyalleviation #povertysquaduk #povertybench #povertymustfall 
The Authors of The Smell of Poverty will air 3/30/18
Together we can rid the smell of poverty from the lives of our children's children. Thank you for your strength and bravery in changing the way we look at poverty. Together we can change the trajectory of poverty in our communities. Susan Yockey #poverty  #povertysquat  #povertyspec  #povertyline  #povertyisnotacrime  #povertystuck  #povertyalliviation  #povertyinc  #povertyofknowledge  #povertytopower  #povertyhits  #povertyreduction  #povertysux  #powerlifting  #povertyandstarvationinafrica  #povertyissexist  #povertysprofitable  #povertyanalogcluster  #povertysimulation  #povertyproviders  #povertyindia  #povertycycle  #povertyediting  #povertyistheworstformofviolence  #endpoverty  #povertyalleviation  #povertysquaduk  #povertybench  #povertymustfall  The Authors of The Smell of Poverty will air 3/30/18
This is unfortunately not breakn’ gnus at all. Keep in mind the current administration is discussing a 30 million dollar military parade. The former administration didn’t do  a damn thing about it either. .
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#flintmichigan #flintwatercrisis #flint #humanrights #humanrightstravesty #theseareamericans #povertyisnotacrime #trump #obama #ownit #breakngnus
Follow my new page @thechilddefender where I'll develop community action groups across the nation to #DismantleThePipeline. 
Condensed info, opportunities, and other resources will be posted there (including FREE OR LOW-COST workshops, youth groups, art seminars, music courses, tutoring, grants/scholarships, networking events for professionals, and more)! . ➡(I also have a twitter now @msblount_ but idk how to use it 😂😂😂)
. ➡Stay tuned for the #KaliefBROWDER blog release this weekend 🙏💜🎓👑💯📰✌ #thechilddefender #childpoverty #kidsdeserveourhelp #povertyisnotacrime #beingpoorisarichexperience #giveourkidsachance #cradletoprisonpipeline #childadvocacy #juvenilejustice #prisonreform
Follow my new page @thechilddefender where I'll develop community action groups across the nation to #DismantleThePipeline . Condensed info, opportunities, and other resources will be posted there (including FREE OR LOW-COST workshops, youth groups, art seminars, music courses, tutoring, grants/scholarships, networking events for professionals, and more)! . ➡(I also have a twitter now @msblount_ but idk how to use it 😂😂😂) . ➡Stay tuned for the #KaliefBROWDER  blog release this weekend 🙏💜🎓👑💯📰✌ #thechilddefender  #childpoverty  #kidsdeserveourhelp  #povertyisnotacrime  #beingpoorisarichexperience  #giveourkidsachance  #cradletoprisonpipeline  #childadvocacy  #juvenilejustice  #prisonreform