Ahmet Deveci

Homeless and Hungry Project

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking the time to read this blog post.

I wanted to share something with you all as I watched a YouTube video a few weeks back that really touched me. The clip was about a guy who decided to help a homeless person by offering him his winning (not really) lottery ticket.

Check out the video above to see the entire thing.

After seeing this video it made me realise something. Personally, and as a business I would like to think I’m charitable and have made donations to various charities including Great Ormond Street (GOSH), National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Royal Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as well as others. However, when I saw the video it was so moving, seeing one human being actually going out and personally helping another human being who was in need and in desperate times.

I have seen many homeless people in and around London, and other parts of the World. So I thought how could I help those people? Watching that video inspired me. It inspired me to do something similar, but slightly different. After all, the main point here is to help those in need right?

I decided that the next website project I take on from this day onwards, I will personally visit London and feed homeless and hungry people myself. A website project would generate at least ¬£499. That’s more than enough to feed at least 10 people in London, look after them and give them a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.

I’m going to do this together with my 15 year old daughter. We are going to both visit London, find homeless and hungry people and ask them “where would you like to eat today?” they can chose an eatery of their choice, it wouldn’t matter because I’d be paying for them to have a day to remember. My daughter will be holding a camera, and with the consent of those people, I’d like to record the entire thing and put in online for others to see. Why? you may ask. I do not want the fame, or the attention. I couldn’t care less about that to be honest, I want to raise awareness for others to see and hopefully be inspired by what I have done. Hopefully by doing this, those viewers will go out and do something similar or better, just like the video I watched inspired me.

I have seen some negative posts about the videos posted online of people who help others, they mainly evolve around fame, money and attention. Well, I want to make it clear right now, that if the videos of me and my daughter go viral, and have millions of views. Any money generated from those videos will go straight back into a ‘Homeless & Hungry’ fund and I will do this all over again. This is just my way of restoring some faith in humanity. For those on the streets have probably lost more than just faith in their lives.

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