When Sidewalks Smile
Stories of an old guy's beautiful and enlightening journey into the hearts of Portland's street community & Beyond
Written and Compiled by Charles Walker Jr aka Poppa Chuck
The When Sidewalks Smile Project
The When Sidewalks Smile Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit project dedicated to raising awareness that every individual in the street community is a person longing to be seen and heard. A human being with a beautiful heart, longing to have purpose and be of value to this world; just like we all do.
We, here at The When Sidewalks Smile Project, believe that ‘Love’ is using every street person, every Dirty Kid, every drug addict, EVERY outcast of our society; to knock on the doors of our hearts.
The question is: Will we open it?”