The Veteran signs were made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mark Borough of Printing Plus of Roselle.
Homeless Signs is pleased to introduce Peace. This limited-edition sign was designed for the 2012 NATO Summit, currently underway at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Behind the hysteria that has overtaken the streets of Chicago—the screaming, and the costumes, and the Die-Ins, and the messy hand-written signs—lies one message. As always, we like to keep it simple.
Today, Homeless Signs had the good fortune of teaming up with 366 Random Acts of Kindness for an afternoon of sign distribution. Read more about it here:
by Ryan Garcia | May 3, 2012
Around the time I started doing my random acts, I began to notice homeless people around the city with laminated signs that read “Homeless” “Please Help” or “Veteran.” One day, about 3 weeks ago, I asked one of the homeless people where they received the sign, and they said that a man was going around the city and passing out these signs so that people would notice the homeless rather than pass by as though they are invisible. After doing some research, I found the man responsible for the tremendous act of kindness. His name is Christopher Devine, and he is the founder of Homeless Signs. Christopher started this project with a couple of his friends in an effort to bring about more consciousness to the homeless around the Chicagoland area. Rather than have people continuously pass by the homeless with ragged and torn cardboard signs, he gave them a vehicle with which to gain the attention of passersby. I asked Christopher if I could join him on one of his days where he passed out the signs and he happily obliged. So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to join Christopher in passing out laminated signs to the homeless. Homelessness does not equal a lack of humanity, so please, if you are passing by someone, try to make eye contact or at least acknowledge that they are there.
“When you’re marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails. When you’re in the thick of the fight, you rise or fall as one unit, serving one nation, leaving no one behind.”
—President Obama, 2012 State of the Union
Following a series of requests from homeless veterans, Homeless Signs has added a third sign to our repertoire. The production of the Veteran signs was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mark Borough of Printing Plus of Roselle. More photos to come. Stay tuned.
Homeless Signs was recently featured on UPBEATS, a one-minute news segment produced and distributed by Wennes Communications Stations. Check it out.
Special thanks to Greg Wennes.