Journal 11

Femi Hollinger-Janzen

Chris Sloan

English W131

24 October 2012

Homelessness is a large problem in Bloomington, Indiana. There are several ways to solve this issue. A very applicable solution would be to host fundraisers at various athletic events. At these events, there would be donation boxes where people could drop off household products in bins before entering the event. Also at various parking meters they would install a donation box where leftover change would go to help buy food for the homeless. This would be a great way of promoting the homeless issue in the city. Another solution to the problem, would make those on parole work at local gardens that aid homeless people. They would also have to stock shelves at homeless stores, as well and aid in building homeless shelters.  These are very feasible options to assisting in the homeless problem in Bloomington. 

Femi Hollinger-Janzen

Chris Sloan

English W131

24 October 2012

Annotated Bibliography

Werth, Robert. “I Do What I’M Told, Sort Of: Reformed Subjects, Unruly Citizens, And Parole.”Theoretical Criminology 16.3 (2012): 329-346. Academic Search Premier. Web. 22 Oct. 2012.

This source provides the definition of what a parolee is and what types of things they go through when they are on parole. It also talks about whether or not parolees are changed people or not when they are set free. This enhances my solution to my local problem by learning the benefits of helping parolees and getting then used to society again. By making these parolees more responsible, they will then be able to help out others in need.

 

Fernandez, Manny. “Spare Change for Homeless? Cuomo Sees a Sham and Sues.” New York Times 25 Nov. 2009: 1. Academic Search Premier. Web. 22 Oct. 2012.

This source discusses how parking meters can be used in order to help the homeless. It talks about how spare change at parking meters can be used to buy food for homeless shelters. Some opposing objections could be that the homeless shelters are not fairley treated in the amount of donations they receive. This method was executed in Nashville so it would also work well in Bloomington.

 

“Hoosier Hills Food Bank – Donate.” Hoosier Hills Food Bank – Donate. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.hhfoodbank.org/donate.php&gt;.

            This source provides great solution to my local problem. It addresses the Bloomington area and how food can be successfully collected in a donor drive.  There are no opposing views in this article. The source provides an example of how food donations are accepted in the Bloomington area. 

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