Street artist Above has been working hard on his Homeless Not Hopeless project to raise awareness of homeless people in his new hometown Portland in Oregon. Oregon is one of the states with the highest proportion of homeless in the United States and is amongst the states with the highest unemployment rate as well. Instead of ignoring these people, like a lot of people do, Above actually gives them their dignity back by listening directly to homeless people and giving them a voice.

"After five weeks of riding my bike around Portland interviewing the homeless, I'm finally finished with this passionate NON-PROFIT project I have been working on to support and bring awareness to the homeless crisis here in Portland, and in general. I recently made a screen printed edition of 100 prints that are priced to sell to get more people involved and support this benevolent fundraiser. My goal is to raise $5,000 to donate before the end of the year to the TRANSITION PROJECTS homeless shelter here in Portland, Oregon.

To make a donation and purchase the print, click here.

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Comment by Kevin on December 18, 2009 at 12:01am
Giving back dignity is a great mission.
Comment by stephanie on December 17, 2009 at 11:13pm
Firt blog I'm going through for the week as I had to check about a email I recieved.I was the winner of a 1 000 000 euros (Microsoft in Bellevue answered was certainly false).I started thinking what I could do.
Buy a "maison bourgeoise" or a manor with lots of rooms where a few hours work for cooking,cleaning or gardening would be enough to have a bed.
I didn't forget my life and I had an office in my dreams where I could work on the societies I had set !
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