We're sharing this video and great work of give back films to illustrate the power of street ambassadorship and the wonderful impact it has on homeless brothers and sisters. It is our hope that this video will convince you to join our network and make a difference in the world of bullying.
1.) What's in it for me as Cobraman Street Ambassador? Philanthropist at heart, you are doing this because you NEED to be involved. You understand that you've been blessed with much in life and yearn to give back. Good News: What Goes Around Comes Around - Some believe that what they give to the world is returned to them threefold, sevenfold, or even tenfold! Their experiences bear out their beliefs. The only way you'll find out is to start giving back.
2.) There's another Street Ambassador on my route, what should I do? Introduce yourself. Find out how you can work together to increase productivity.
3.) How can I afford to do this on my own? Cobraman CEO & Founder does it on less than $20,000 yearly income. If she can do it, you can do it. Read Michell's testimony.
4.) I've been assaulted by a homeless person, what to do? Call the police. Assault is a crime, homeless or not.
5.) Do you offer any kind of financial assistance to Street Ambassadors? This is not about the money (see first question). Ambassadors who choose to wear our t-shirt are required to cover the cost - Get t-shirt here! Wear it proud! We will honor Street Ambassadors with a Certificate of Appreciation. Well deserved.
6.) Where do I find homeless people in my city? Google it. Rest assured, homeless people are in every city. If you're from a really small town, google the closest major town, and when you're in the street, don't be afraid to ask people which places are frequented by homeless folk. Once you've established a route, it will be easier the next time around.
7.) What should I give away? Non-perishable food and clothing items are easiest. Individually packaged bags work best. We encourage Ambassadors to include a printout of help resources into each bag.
8.) How many days a week and what time of the day should I take to the street? Ideally a couple times a month, day or night whichever is convenient. Just do your best.
9.) How safe am I at night around homeless people? Crime is everywhere. Use common sense. Avoid dark alleys. Work in pairs. Keep your cell phone handy in case of an emergency.
10.) Do I have to work alone? It helps to have an extra pair of hands around.
11.) Will I get a tax receipt? Cobraman Organization is not a charitable organization. We do not receive private or government funding. We use our own money and resources to support homeless brothers and sisters. Therefore a tax receipt will not be issued.
12.) I don't want to be Street Ambassador anymore. We thank you for your time and service. Come back anytime.
13.) I'm not interested in becoming Street Ambassador. I'm a guy or gal with a bunch of stuff to give away. Please visit the currency-free community.