Well, it is better than nothing.
It's still not quite the solution though, it's only 'buying time' for these people.
You know, what if we try to start with hiring people instead under CL. After all, charity doesn't have to be always about sending food to some African countries. We could start by giving the homeless in the first world jobs that only us can give.
You know, I have this concept of having some sort of a meeting place for people (young people especially) in public places. You know, like, we have some sort of hub where people can just talk about whatever. Like Facebook or Internet Forum but IRL.
I came up with this idea when I was in Vegas by the way. You see, I saw a bunch of deserted Teenagers bored to death while their parents are blowing their college money. If only they could talk to other similiarly fated people in Vegas...
And that's where the hobos came in, they could be the mediator for these people (especially because they seem to be talking to people all the time). Then, to keep them paid, we can put ads on these hubs for revenue. Also, we might want to have a computer for people to sign up to CL.
You see, my reasoning for this is simple really, why waste money on 'temporary fixes in Africa' while we could improve lives in our doorstep? In fact later on, the revenues could go to Africa and we'd have better chance of a permanent fix this time.
Yeah, sounds crazy I guess...