But every Sunday, Mark hits the streets, giving haircuts to the homeless men and women he meets. This Dec. 10 article in The New York Times tells the story of how Mark uses his talent for hairstyling to bring a little light to the lives of those who are facing a lot of darkness.
This is skills-based philanthropy. No money to give? No problem! Don't really feel like serving at a soup kitchen? That's okay. Skills-based philanthropy is about giving what you have to offer -- taking your talent and putting it to use for someone in need.
In the story by writer Alyson Krueger, Mark relays a story about a homeless man who, after a haircut, said he was ready to go find a job.
See the transformations Mark creates on Instagram.
How can you be awesome to somebody?