Preview & Purchase Our CD: GIVE US YOUR POOR Give US Your Poor Album

This CD has exclusive new tracks by Bruce Springsteen & Pete Seeger, Jon Bon Jovi, Mario Frangoulis, Buffalo Tom, Natalie Merchant, & more in collaboration with currently or formerly homeless musicians on benefit CD to fight homelessness.

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Video Clips

"No Good Reason" is a short film documenting the recording of a song written by a 15-year-old girl living in a homeless shelter, performed by her and other remarkable musicians who have experienced homeless for the Give US Your Poor music CD. The song is produced by singer/songwriter, Natalie Merchant, who also sings on the track. This documentary has appeared in 37 film festivals across the U.S. winning two awards and interview clips from all artists involved.

Give US Your Poor Video

  • Give US Your Poor featured on the Steve Katsos Show.
  • Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis and soul legend Mighty Sam McClain perform
  • Natalie M live in Boston: Give US Your Poor Concert for the Homeless: Natalie Merchant, "Break Your Heart"
  • Natalie Merchant & friends doc short
  • Mario Frangoulis & John McGah on Cn8
  • Mario Frangoulis at the Strand Theatre, Dorchester
  • Natalie Merchant & friends PSA: Give US Your Poor
  • Jon Bon Jovi PSA: Give US Your Poor
  • East Coast Stories: Give US Your Poor documentary short
  • Natalie Merchant on ABC World News: Natalie Merchant is ABC's Person of the Week for her work with Give US Your Poor
  • Give US Your Poor Concert for Boston's Homeless: Buffalo Tom, “Ink Falling (Father Outside)”, Strand Theater, Boston, MA(3:45)

Misc. Related Video

  • Pras interview on PBS part 1
  • Pras interview on PBS part 2
  • Larry Bird on Homelessnes
  • Obama addressing homelessness
  • "My Name is not Those People": Created for Be the Change: A Benefit Luncheon for Building Changes. Give US Your Poor friends contribute: Poem by Julia Dinsmore, Reading by Danny Glover, and Photography by Lynn Blodgett.
  • HUD's Affordable Housing Crisis: A video from the American News Project. An overview of the Obama Administration and HUD's challenges to face the ongoing housing crisis, plus the perspective of a woman living in Section 8.
  • Epidemic: Teens Beat Homeless: Throughout the United States, more and more teenagers are viciously assualting homeless people for no apparent reason. CBS News reports on this alarming and consistently growing trend.
  • Mankind Is No Island: Check out this amazing film short, shot entirely on a cell phone video camera, by Jason van Genderen, Shane Emmett, with original music by John Roy, addressing homelessness in NY and Sydney.
  • National Coalition for the Homeless: A moving overview of the work of the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and the impact of their work on people that have experienced homelessness. NCH was founded in 1982
  • "Faces of Homelessness": Produced by the National Coalition for the Homeless. A group of students from Illinois take an alternative spring break to learn about homelessness in the nation's capital.