|UT Tower. Photo by: Allison Fang|
I dream of student led responses to help homeless in Austin. That would be awesome (although I recommend learning through organizations that already serve the homeless for 18 months or so, so you learn quickly before leading your own efforts).
However, the response by so many students, after a negative encounter, is to try to learn more, to volunteer, and to put human faces onto the homeless situation. This builds healthy compassion! It's so awesome to watch! Also, consider volunteering next semester!
Meanwhile, bring those socks on - Feet The Streets!