The Rucksack Project – Simple Initiative to Assist the Homeless

The Rucksack Project is a global initiative designed to enable all to assist the homeless, especially during the chilling winter months. Matthew White, Founder of the project encourages individuals to obtain a rucksack (with shoulder straps) and fill it with helpful items.  Once full, the rucksack can be given to a homeless person. He suggests visiting charity shops to purchase items and reminds us that items can be collected incrementally over a period of time. Suggested items to with which to fill a rucksack include:  A pair of socks, thermos filled with hot soup, warm hat and gloves, underwear, a…

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Bring What You Want (or nothing) and Take What You Want (or nothing)

A beautiful community love initiative is being met with great success in Buenos Aires.  Titled, ‘Bring What You Want, Take What You Want’, it invites and allows people to share items they no longer use or need with others.  This extends the life of the goods being traded and diminishes the incessant need to purchase new items and consumption via consumerism. The scheme enhances social interaction, drawing people out from within their local communities to talk and share with one another, strengthening trust and consideration. Tierramercica media reports (8th September 2013):  ‘Disillusioned with an economy that promotes individualism and ruthless…