Will work for food. Homeless, please help. Those are typical signs panhandlers hold up by the side of the road, hoping passing cars will give them money. Drivers in Portland, Maine see a different sign along the road, one this beggar named Teri calls a public service announcement for driver safety.
We were walking near the Erie Canal in Utica this past weekend and encountered the domicile of a homeless man - a tent under an overpass, and it got me thinking about homeless people in Upstate New York. In Ithaca, the homeless have taken a part of town as their own and called it the Jungle.
Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope buy signs from homeless people in the Boston area for $10 and give them a new hand-painted sign in its place. They also share the stories of these people on their Tumblr Signs for the Homeless to raise awareness.