In honor of Sade’s return on August 19, 2011, we are challenging the people of Los Angeles during our “By Your Side” weekend to stand by a homeless person.  Instead of handing out money or food on the streets . . . and certainly instead of ignoring someone . . . find at least ONE homeless person and share a conversation and a hug.  United Steps is pledging to give 1,000 hugs from August 19 to August 21; we know you can give ONE.   Join in, wherever you are, and show a homeless person that you care.  If you are somehow unable to participate, please donate at least $10 to signify your support of our outreach and further our efforts to reverse the cycle of homelessness.