The idea for Spare Some Change was born during the production of American Street Kid, a feature length, homeless youth documentary.
While the team was filming, they discovered two very important things:
1) Most people have no idea about homeless youth, how they end up on the streets or how incredibly challenging it is to get off.
2) The only way to help a kid get off the streets (and stay off) is with consistency, mentorship and love.
Spare Some Change was formed with the following goals:
Use the power of media to shatter the misconceptions and create a wake-up call for America.
Engage, enlighten, and empower homeless youth to create change in their own lives.