The Spread the Love Commission is an outreach project for homeless and displaced people in the United States. We are not affiliated with any particular religion but instead act on the belief that we are all one large human family. We return to a more tribal premise, in which the emphasis of a cohesive and compassionate community is the best way for the members in it to thrive. This encourages us to reach across the man made divisions that can be caused by socioeconomic status, religion and culture to act on our natural instincts to help our fellow humans.
Our goal is to reach out to the most vulnerable of these populations by customizing, collecting and delivering care packages of essential clothes, food and supplies in order to distribute them directly to our clients. Specific needs of the communities we serve are determined by soliciting ideas and information directly from the individuals within them.
We strive always to interact with our clients in the most direct, informed and compassionate way. This helps insure that all persons involved, both recipients and donors, remain safe and come away with a positive and more enlightened experience.
It is our intention that at least 50% of this experience is about direct interaction with our clients to provide them with the love and respect they deserve.
We strive to provide the highest quality food, supplies and clothing in our deliveries and the most sustainable and environmentally friendly items whenever possible. Real charity should never mean the left overs that no one else wants.
The Spread the Love Commission is structured to diffuse apathy, identify effective partner groups, and make clear by example that each one of us is capable of addressing some of the needs of the neglected both locally or when you are away from home in other parts of the U.S.
Serving as an intermediary between our clients and our donors helps to clear up misconceptions and misinformation the general public may harbor about these at risk populations, whether they be homeless, refugees or indigenous.
We use social media to share stories and feedback from each of the client populations we support and the Internet and interactive art projects to encourage donors and help them find ways within their power or ability to give donations and/or volunteer services, our clients need, in a timely manner.
With these simple common sense steps we strive to bridge the gap between people who need help and those in a position to give it.