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[caption id="attachment_60872" align="alignleft" width="360"]Want to lend a hand to help this holiday season? Consider how you might add to the effort to fight homelessness in America. Want to lend a hand this holiday season? Consider how you might add to the efforts to fight homelessness in America.[/caption] On any given night in America, more than 600,000 people experience homelessness, according to USA Today. A recent 5-part New York Times feature places a face on the horrors of homelessness. With the holidays approaching, you may feel moved to help the homeless in your own community. If you’re looking for community service opportunities that help provide others with affordable housing, here’s a guide to help you get started. Homelessness in America Homelessness is defined as living on the street for more than one year or experiencing four or more short bouts of homelessness over a recent period of time. Of the 600,000 homeless people in America, roughly a third are families. 13 percent are military veterans. 16 percent are considered “chronically homeless,” those who have been homeless over a long period and typically have a disability.

With the holidays coming up, it's the perfect time to give back to your community at these places in Lafayette.

With the holiday season coming up, it's time to start thinking about giving back to others. Volunteering is a great way to have a positive affect on your local community and do something good for others. But what if you've…

February is the month dedicated to learning more about black history around the country, including Chicago. Various activities are happening throughout the city in the month of February, including film viewings, an ongoing exhibit and other events. It’s a great…

In the spirit of community service, February is Canned Food Month, which is a great reminder to give back to your community. With organizations like the Greater Boston Food Bank and the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, it’s easy…

February is Canned Food Month, which means that food banks around the globe will be gearing up for canned food drives in an effort to combat the widespread issue of hunger. If you’re in the Chicago area during this important…

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