Skid Robot, a graffiti artist, has found a unique way to get people to talk about extreme poverty, address homelessness and help find solutions. Skid goes around LA’s Skid Row, where 3,000 to 6,000 homeless people make their disposable makeshift homes right on the streets, with a spray can and paints imaginary homes for the poor. The graffiti artist then gives these homeless people a very real care package containing snacks, toiletries, water, socks, underwear, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrush.
Apart from spray painting homes, Skid volunteers his time once a week at a homeless center. He hosts an art group for a couple of hours, trying to “convince those who attend that art truly is the best drug. Which it is, there is no greater high that one can feel then exercising the creative mind”.