Robert Koyich

Feb 14, 2022

The $5 Idea

When I was writing an early Fountain book, I had a friend ask "What would happen if everyone gave $5 each to homelessness?" I took that idea, and I started building on the answer.

Locally, our population is 100,000 people. If we gathered $5 from every person, that's $500,000. If done on a monthly basis, it's $6 million per year.

If rent costs about $850 in town, and we want to give $350/month groceries, that's $1,200. $500,000 divided by $1,200 is about 416 people. If a recent homeless count held 300-400 homeless, $5 from each person towards housing and food could literally cover everyone currently without a home.

I've been working the $5 idea further in my books, though the main principle holds. Since we can't expect EVERY person to give $5/month, even if 20% of the population gave $25/month (as much as two volunteer hours per month at minimum wage), we could house everyone.

Though starting with a basic question "what if?" it can lead to wonderful things. What ideas would you like to activate?

Robert Koyich

Working as an author and Creative Connector, Rob continues his process of cultivating his Freedom Solution. Care to look into the pages?