A homeless organization in DC is asking for the thousands of people who came to the March For Our Lives to donate their Smart Trip cards.
It is not easy living on the streets, but that is the reality for more than 7,000 people in the district.
Some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens who need help.
Miriam’s Kitchen put out a plea on Facebook hoping to tap into the more than 330,000 people who took the metro to the March For Our Lives on Saturday.
The homeless advocacy organization said the $2 SmartTrip cards and the remaining balances can make a difference for those in need.
“Those cards enable our guest to go to doctors’ appointments, lawyers’ appointments, job interviews,” Jesse Rabinowitz said.
The group had success doing the same thing last year and collected around 2,000 SmartTrip cards after the Women’s March.
Miriam’s Kitchen provides things like healthy meals, housing services, and case management to homeless people.
The group also helps with transportation but cannot meet the demand.
“You get home, you’re cleaning out your pockets — it is just another piece of paper but to our guests, it can be life-changing,” Rabinowitz explained.
The change could mean the difference between finding a place to live or sleeping on the streets.
Miriam’s Kitchen’s goal is to bring an end to homelessness.