There are all sorts of business and job positions in the world that allow a person to help others. You could work in a place that helps the homeless or the hungry, or you could start your own business. As a non-profit business with the official status, you’ll want to work toward getting donations to keep your business going, which you can easily do online.
When you are trying to start your own non-profit business there are a lot of steps you’ll need to take in order to make it happen. There is paperwork you will need to fill out to get approved, and certain qualifications your business will need to meet, and much more. Do some research before you put too much money into your business idea.
Start A Soup Kitchen
Starting a business that feeds people that need food can be a very fulfilling, Soup kitchens aren’t the only places that do this, but they are a blessing to the homeless and the poor. Some food kitchens are only open certain days of the week, but if you were able to get enough money donated your kitchen could stay open more often.
If running a kitchen, aka restaurant, isn’t your kind of thing, you could start a food truck that gives food to families that need it. These trucks usually get fresh food from local farms and nearly expired food from groceries services to give out to families on a monthly basis.
Open A Thrift Store
People in need require more than just food, they also need clothing. There are thrift stores that are opened with the idea of helping people without much money so they can get the clothes they need. One of the ways these businesses stay open is through clothing donations from the people in their local area.
You may sell clothing to many people that walk through the door, those that can afford it and simply like to find clothing at a bargain. But, your business can also have deals for people in need, like one free bag of clothing for a month for people that sign up for help.
Take In The Homeless
One more thing people with little or no money need is a roof over their heads. There are homeless people all over the world, but there are often more in larger areas like the big city. Not all people that live on the streets can get help through the services that are there to help them, maybe because of drug use or because of a family.
However, if more businesses did what Well House is doing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, more homeless people would get the help they need. Homeless that can’t get into other shelters have a chance with this system, and they can get back on their feet and even work on fixing up the home’s, cooking meals, or working in the garden.