Think of best idea for homeless people at a shelter to make at least $40 per day in a metropolitan city

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 35
  • Winner: babooshani49

Contest Brief

Hello, I have a private homeless shelter style hostel with beds and we need to cover food expense and bills.
Some of the people are competant and most are people who maybe don't have much to offer.
The people here are constantly asking for some sort of employment. They aren't completely useless, sometimes I have them wash dishes or or clean up.
A friend if mine recommended I set them up to donate blood to contribute money for living here and the food expense. Not a bad idea, but not enough money.
I need someone to think of a way I can use these humans to go out and make a small amount of money that goes right to the shelter.

The criteria I would say is important :
1) the money has to go to the shelter and then we distribute it to them. It's not a good idea if they get cash directly and then have to pay us. For example, if they can accept credit card, the payment goes to our bank account - this is good.
2) I don't want to manage these guys, anything that requires me overseeing their work (like a car wash) to offer a service to a customer isn't a great idea. They need to be self managed.

3) I need at least $20 per day, and they make anything after that for themselves. So if Fred makes $45 on Wednesday, I give him $25 at the end of the day.

And ideas would greatly be appreciated!

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  • fmaccari
    fmaccari
    • 2 weeks ago

    What a shame, getting my ideas for free and simply awarding your friend.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. MKoert
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      Your idea was almost good. The concept of the guys getting pallet wood and making furniture was the right kind of concept, but I am actually putting this into reality. So I would have to then 1) make efforts to sell these pallet tables 2) check their quality of work 3) store the material and product. I also didn't realistically see a high turn over of pallet tables. It's not like people would be lining out the doors. The guy from Pakistan sent privately the idea of setting up accounts on taskrabbit and grubhub delivery by bicycle. I would then have them under my account perform the deliveries and tasks and the money goes directly to me. Out of all of the poor ideas and good ones, this was the most realistic to implement.

      • 1 week ago
    2. alexvilleradic
      alexvilleradic
      • 1 week ago

      How did the guy from Pakistan contacted you when freelancer have absolutely no chance to contact you before you contact us and there is neither conversation between you and him here on public board nor in the "write a comment" box within his entry?? You saw his black box logo entry and you contacted him???

      • 1 week ago
  • fmaccari
    fmaccari
    • 3 weeks ago

    Check entry #50 , just replied your comment, thanks!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • alexvilleradic
    alexvilleradic
    • 3 weeks ago

    New suggestions, #43, thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Yolento3000
    Yolento3000
    • 3 weeks ago

    In my proposal #3 I made a comment (below my initial description) to make it solid enough. Please check it.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • vetriyad
    vetriyad
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please Check #33 #34 #35 #37

    • 3 weeks ago
  • MKoert
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

    your idea doesn't .and sense. this is a confusing entry that is not inteligable

    • 3 weeks ago
  • MKoert
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

    TO OTHER CONTESTANTS: someone suggested for them to make products. Okay, but please be specific like WHAT kind of products to make. Guys please be more detailed and specific so I know your idea is thought out. A lot of contestants are copy/pasting from the internet unrealistic suggestions.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. umairsaleem961
      umairsaleem961
      • 3 weeks ago

      Kindly see the entry #22 and leave your feedback. Thank you

      • 3 weeks ago
  • maisomera
    maisomera
    • 4 weeks ago

    To Contest Holder: Where is your homeless shelter located (city/state)? I’d like to do some research on the prevailing economic conditions to help me come up with appropriate solutions. Thanks.

    • 4 weeks ago
    1. MKoert
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Miami, Florida!

      • 3 weeks ago
  • alitblaul
    alitblaul
    • 1 month ago

    Dear freelancer please post your idea, he doesnt need anything than that

    • 1 month ago
    1. MKoert
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      exactly, thank you! TO OTHER CONTESTANTS: someone suggested for them to make products. Okay, but please be specific like WHAT kind of products to make. Guys please be more detailed and specific so I know your idea is thought out. A lot of contestants are copy/pasting from the internet unrealistic suggestions.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • sethkschumacher
    sethkschumacher
    • 1 month ago

    Give customers a link to give any amount of money to your website, many processors are cheap, Have homeless plant seeds (flowers,trees) at people homes, business.

    • 1 month ago
  • bishalali101
    bishalali101
    • 1 month ago

    Hello there! I have carefully gone through your job post and understood your requirements. I am offering you my quality service. You can check my profile & portfolio for details about my experiences. If you give me the opportunity, I’ll provide you quality service according to your instructions within your expected budget & estimated time. We can discuss it more over chat and also can show you my plans as well as previous work samples.I am waiting for your positive response. Thanks! Best Regards, Bishal Ali

    • 1 month ago

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