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Welcome to the home of Project Hello, a random act of kindness that began in the Fall of 2003.

In an effort to give homeless individuals names and put the growing homeless issue in the face of the public and politicians, more than 5,000 Hello My Name Is… signs are being distributed around the world to those living on the streets.

Holding a sign with their own handwritten name, the individuals are being photographed for this website, several exhibitions, a book, public service announcements, and more. If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you.

“We can use the best, most effective methods available to help homeless men, women, and children experience real change in their lives. But unless we stop seeing them as a separate category of people called “the homeless,” even our best efforts will be useless.”
— Excerpt from the Los Angeles Mission’s newsletter