HelpingStepByStep was founded to raise awareness of the growing problem of homelessness, here in the United States. Its main focus is centered around helping the estimated 1.35 million children who live on our streets every day, with its numbers growing at a staggering rate. Despite the wealth that our country has we are faced with an economic downturn that is affecting those most vulnerable and unable to help themselves, children.


HelpingStepByStep founder David Ashby, will be embarking on a 1100 mile trek on foot from Orlando, Florida to Washington DC.. Taking approximately two months to complete. Scheduled to start in June of 2009,  David will be making stops along the way at the local homeless shelters, to meet with the children residing there. His goal is to talk with these children and give them a voice, by sharing their experiences, thoughts and fears with the world. His memoir of these events written as they unfold will be shared via the website and also in print. 


To truly get a hands on experience of what it is to be homeless, he will be living as though he were. By staying in shelters, sleeping on the streets, and begging for his next meal. You cannot fully appreciate their plight until you have walked a mile in their shoes. 


HelpingStepByStep hopes to make a change in the lives of these children. Giving them a voice and most of all, hope, that they have not been forgotten.


Please join us in this effort. One person can truly make a difference, but a group of people can change the world. YES WE CAN!