Artists Make Hand-Painted Signs For Homeless People, With Touching Results

The project aims to raise awareness of the problems of poverty and homelessness.

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope have donated $10 and a new hand painted sign to homeless people across Massachusetts in order to raise awareness of subjects’ issues.

1. Alberto, Boston.


2. Dana, 45, Cambridge.


3. Jim, 58, Boston.


Jim has been homeless since he was 16 years old.

4. Rudolph, 63, Cambridge.


5. Angela, Cambridge.


6. Susan, 46, Cambridge.


Susan has a husband and three children. Three years ago they had a house and two cars, but after her husband lost her job and Susan was diagnosed with cancer they now live on the streets.

7. Jimmy, 31, Somerville.


8. Colleen, 20, Cambridge.


9. Mike, 57, Boston.


10. Bobbi, 52, Cambridge.


For more examples of their work and to find out more about the project visit


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Robin Edds is editor-at-large at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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