World Homeless Day is an annual observance commemorated on October 10th of every year. Homelessness is a tremendous threat to many people around the world. The celebration of the day raises awareness and encourage local people to help those homeless people. Create a positive change and make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless.
“No one is asking what happened to all the homeless. No one cares, because it’s easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.” – Richard Linklater
History of World Homeless Day
The first World Homeless Day (WHD) was celebrated in the year 2010. The online discussion of different people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world developed the concept of WHD. Several dozen countries on each continent except Antarctica observes this day. Anyone from anywhere in the world can use the idea of the Day to help homeless people. The aim and slogan of this Day are ‘locals act locally on a global day.’ The purpose of WHD is to draw attention to the needs of homeless people locally. It is a great chance for the community to get involved in responding to the homelessness.
Make use of this day to create some changes and make a difference in the lives of people those experiencing homelessness in your local area. Campaigns and fundraisers work locally taking advantage of the enhanced publicity and solidarity a global platform provides. Collaborate with organizations to double your impact. Identify the local service provider for the homeless people you want to rally support behind. Use your local networks like schools, churches, service clubs, local businesses to rally even greater support.
Other Celebrations on October 10
October 10 is also celebrated as
- National Cake Decorating Day
- World Porridge Day
- National Hug a Drummer Day
- National Handbag Day
- World Mental Health Day
- SHIFT10 Day
- World Sight Day
How to Celebrate World Homeless Day
Celebrating World Homeless Day is very simple. Indulge yourself to work for those homeless in your surrounding. Educate people around you about the issues of homelessness and put an end to their problem. Make use of the fundraising and celebrations pennies to support the everyday need of those who don’t have a shelter. Post and share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #WorldHomelessDay.