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Why this busker encourages people to take money from his collection

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Source: Instagram/hopefulcasesmusic

Subway performer Will Boyajian goes into the subway to play, and people donate money—but Will leaves his case open with a sign that says “If you’re homeless or in need, you can take as much as you want.” People donate throughout the day, and others will come and take money out.

Hopeful Cases grew out of the connections Will made with people while busking in college

New York based actor and musician Will Boyajian founded Hopeful Cases; a NYC-based charity that uses busking and street performing to help combat the ever growing problem of homelessness and poverty on a interpersonal level. They send performers down into the subways and into the streets to play for those who have, and give to those who have not. Their mission is simple: If you are homeless or need help, take as much as you need from the case. The musicians do not take money from the case, and they do not take a salary. They are New Yorkers who care and people who love to play music, and they say “We are here to give, not to judge.”

“Our goal is to have a Hopeful Cases performer on every major subway platform across the city offering both financial help and acceptance to those so desperately in need. In the future, we want Hopeful Cases to play for charitable causes throughout NYC, so that change can happen close to home. I'm trying to make New Yorker's rethink giving.”— Will Boyajian
We are here to give, not to judge. “Our goal is to have a Hopeful Cases performer on every major subway platform across the city offering both financial help and acceptance to those so desperately in need. In the future, we want Hopeful Cases to play for charitable causes throughout NYC, so that change can happen close to home. I’m trying to make New Yorker’s rethink giving.”— Will Boyajian Source: Instagram/hopefulcasesmusic
This subway performer lets you take his moneySource: Facebook/Optimist
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Musicians: We need people who want to use their talents to help people in need. We are interested in working with humble and charitable musicians who aren't afraid of interacting with people. Contact Will if you think you're up for it.<br /> New Yorkers: Don't play an instrument? Want to donate your time or skills to Hopeful Cases? Want to help but don't know how? Contact Danny and we'll think of something