12/19/2011 01:51 pm ET | Updated Feb 18, 2012

Help Fight Homelessness With 12 Days of Giving

Invisible. Forgotten. Misunderstood. Increasingly, these words apply to a growing homeless population.

What if you could change how society views and deals with homelessness and poverty by helping someone share her story and start a conversation? What if that conversation led to an idea and a movement that would change how homelessness is addressed?

Every day is starting conversations, raising awareness and changing stereotypes about homelessness. lets homeless people share their stories -- in their own words -- about their experiences. Their stories might surprise you. They might motivate you. They'll definitely move you.

Today, you can join the conversation and make a difference. A donation to -- no matter how large or small -- helps raise awareness and breakdown stereotypes. Our work is made possible and lives are changed thanks to the generosity of individuals like you.

Please consider supporting our work today. Your contribution is tax deductible, but more importantly, it will change lives.

This is part of the 12 Days of Giving Campaign

Join us for 12 Days of Giving.

For 12 days over the holidays, 12 passionate influencers will be sharing their favorite charity in a post on the site and inviting you to join in a movement of giving back and doing some good. Will you join us? More information at

12 Outstanding Charities.

12 Inspiring Influencers.

12 Days of Giving... One Amazing Project

How can you help? First, please share this post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, your blog, and email. And if you can, please make a small (or huge!) donation on Crowdrise to any or all of the diverse group of incredible charities here. You can follow @12DaysGiving, and learn more on the 12 Days of Giving site, or on Crowdrise.

Happy giving!

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