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NumboJumbo
 United Kingdom
Roof Over A Homeless Head Printer Friendly Version
Add on an optional very small amount of money to Hotel bills. Money would accrue and then be donated to homeless charities to help the homeless in a town/city. Temporary homeless people (hotel customers) would thus help permanently homeless people.
Placecards would be placed on hotel beds explaining that a voluntary contribution of 50p or smaller would be added to their billl at the end of their stay. A similar notice would be placed at Reception. Each notice would have to be in several languages to cater to the international market that visits the UK. The voluntary contribution would go to local or national homeless charities. The amount of voluntary contribution needs to be small because non-local people would be contributing to the scheme. The smaller the amount, the less ther're going to mind having it tacked onto the bill. The placecards would be sponsored by local firms, who would be allowed to have their adverts on these cards. Taxi companies and restaurants would certainly be a prime source of sponsorship.
Monies raised by this scheme would be collected by a local organiser who would also recruit hotels into the scheme. The organiser would also contact the local media with a view to getting an article written up about the hotel and what part it is playing in helping the homeless issue within the town. I see this scheme being run throughout the whole year.
For me, everybody wins. Hotels get a good 'social responsibilty' rating and free advertising through the newspaper article. Hotel customers feel they are contributing to society. Sponsors get their brand name across on the placecards and a good 'social responsibilty' rating. But most importantly of all, the homeless get help to build a better life. I see it as a scheme where those people who are without a home or shelter in a city are helped by those who are similarly without a home in a city, but who nevertheless can afford a temporary shelter ie. a hotel bed.

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NumboJumbo
 United Kingdom
Tourists for Charity Printer Friendly Version
On the whole tourists are unfamiliar with the countries they visit, so when they come across an opportunity to donate something physical e.g. pens to a school, they are ill prepared. A voluntary run service/website could be set up containing information from other travellers offering advice/information of what a tourist could donate before he/she goes abroad. The website could be categorised into countries, where people would simply type in and share their information for others to take advantage of. To keep it current, tourists who had used the information whilst on holiday could also enter information informing users of the site that the original charity donation suggestion was still valid. This would prevent tourists going to a destination and discovering that the donation opportunity does not exist anymore.
Sure, there are plenty of websites out there who offer a service for travellers to provide feedback on the places they have visited or stayed at. Only very rarely is a brief mention made of a donating opportunity on their travels and only then as a cursory mention. None that I have seen have a dedicated area of their website devoted to such a topic of donating to charity in a particular country. Either these websites could set up an area on their webpages or a dedicated website could be set up for just such a purpose.
This idea is not designed to make money, it's designed to be a service to kind hearted people who have a desire to donate things to charity and make a difference in someone else's life. These donation items would have to be small to be carried to the donation opportunity or they could be bought on a person's travel and handed over to the charity in need.
Reward: Donate some or all of your profits to charity 

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jhgomez
 Dominican Republic
Eyes on top Printer Friendly Version
Let's say there is a device that identifies certain frequencies and their origin. Put one of them in the top of each light post (or at least one in three) and a camera. Then adjust this device to detect the noise of a gun shot. It will activate the camera aiming towards the noise source. It could help to identify criminal situations and will stop crime somehow, since they will know that can be viewed.
Reward: Safer streets 

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