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Artists buy signs from homeless, replace them with new, hand-painted versions [16 pics]

Aug 6, 2013 By Abraham 8

Every few weeks the guys behind Signs for the Homeless sit down with a homeless person around Boston and listen to their story which they share on their site. They also make a donation in exchange for the person’s old, scrawled, cardboard sign and replace it with a snappy, creative, hand-painted version with the same text…

Click any of the pictures to read that person’s story.

Dana, 45

Signs for the Homeless - 15

Signs for the Homeless - 16

Susan, 46

Signs for the Homeless - 09

Signs for the Homeless - 10

Mike, 57

Signs for the Homeless - 03

Signs for the Homeless - 04

Colleen, 20

Signs for the Homeless - 05

Signs for the Homeless - 06

Jimmy, 31

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Signs for the Homeless - 08

Angela

Signs for the Homeless - 11

Signs for the Homeless - 12

Rudolph, 63

Signs for the Homeless - 13

Signs for the Homeless - 14

Bobbi, 52

Signs for the Homeless - 01

Signs for the Homeless - 02

(via The FW)

8 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    Am I missing something? The whole point in using a crappy sign is to prove you are actually homeless and can’t afford a better sign, let alone a meal…

    1. Edith says:

      Very Sadly, according to the website:

      It was confirmed that one of our interviewees, Colleen, has passed away from the cold elements and a drug overdose at the tender age of 20 yrs. old this past Fall.

      Colleen was a nice but broken young woman who had a desire to overcome her struggles. I personally remember her stopping in the middle of our interview and requesting prayer and Christ in Harvard Square.

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