Should you give homeless people money if you know they use drugs?

United States
April 18, 2007 12:20pm CST
I was wondering because I am not trying to contribute to there habit. I think maybe giving them a plate of food would be better.
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I personally will buy a homeless person something to eat. But I don't hand them cash.That way I know that what I am giving them is being used wisely. There are some people out there that pretend to be homeless to get money from others so that is another reason I always buy them something to eat.
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@saujanya (34)
• India
29 Apr 07
yeah..guess what u are doin is gr8..i knw bein in ur position u might nt help them directli..but then try n cal for some help..may be a volunteerin org..u knw..that might help...:)
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
28 Apr 07
At this point I don't have the money to spare, but I'd rather give to a food bank or shelter than to someone I know will just use it on their habit. Not to be mean, but I think that homeless should try to better themselves and get back on their feet, and enabling their habit just won't do them any good.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Yeah, I would agree with you on that. I prefer to give them food than money anyday. They will benefit more from that anyways.