Want to help the homeless? The Gift Card Project is an idea, movement and national effort meant to encourage others to bring together the homeless and those who help them. The Gift Card Project goes like this: Each day carry with you $5 gift cards to fast-food restaurants and be on the lookout for the homeless. The challenge of The Gift Card Project is to have a genuine conversation with the person you are helping. The Gift Card Project helps the homeless in a practical way while also reminding them of their own dignity, which is not depleted because of their current state. Pivoting out of poverty first requires a person to believe in that dignity. That is the real goal of The Gift Card Project.