During the harsh winter months, you may tend to see fewer homeless people on the streets. That doesn't mean they don't need your help. Often to escape the elements, they will flee to underground subway concourses, panhandling during the busy rush hours and retreating to the shadows or shelters at night.
Join me in handing out gift cards to those in need. As little as $5 on a convenience store gift card can mean a meal. A $10 Subway sandwich shop card can mean two sit-down meals out of the rain and cold. A drugstore card from CVS, Walgreen's, or Rite Aid can mean basic first aid or medicine or even a pair of gloves.
A little help goes farther than you think.