Do you give money to homeless people?

@missybear (11396)
United States
December 31, 2008 7:21pm CST
There is a lot of homeless people in Vegas. Every Corner seems to have at least 1. They have sighns that say "Will work for Food", or "I won't lie I need a Beer". Sometimes I feel bad for the person and I wonder how they ended up that way. Depending on the person I give them change if I have it. Sometimes I give a Dollar if I have a little extra money. Do you give money to panhandlers? That's what they call them here.
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@venomous (10)
1 Jan 09
i have been on holiday to many states of the US. almost every state i have been to i have seen homeless with signs. i try to help but to be honest there are far to many. if i were to help one, the others on the next corner would come and want help too.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
That's true but sometimes i just have to give a quarter if i have it.
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@mnflower (1304)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Helping just one is a reward and they are appreciated it is not necessary to take on the world of homeless on your own...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
You probably right, but i do what i can.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Jan 09
i don't know any homeless people. if there is any here i don't know about them. i do carry elderly people food sometimes. most of the are homeboubd & were my customers at my beauty school. i probably wouldn't give money to a homeless person but would take hin or her to a restaurant & get them something to eat. wouldn't give them money because i'd be afraid they'd but booze w/it.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
That is a good idea too, but i don't have that kind of money.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Jan 09
i don't have alot of money either but i can do that. it doesn't cost that much to get one of the deals at a fast food place. it makes me feel good to help someone.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
2 Jan 09
I don't encounter homeless people in my daily life. I am not saying that there is not in my country but they are not so noticeable. There are charitable institutions who cater for these people. Yes I would try to help them even financially.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
2 Jan 09
That's a good thing you don't see them everywhere.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I do. I don't prejudge people. They are not at home when is cold, they don't have food and place to sleep. Whatever happen, they need help...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I try to help when i can.
• India
1 Jan 09
Now i am not give money to anyone. when i am become rich i give money to homeless people and lower people.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Thanks for responding.
• India
1 Jan 09
hi mylotter, wish you a wonderful new year. Yes, I do give money to the destitute and homeless. I am very tenderhearted and I get easily moved when I come across them. When ever I go to my office, I come across these people cleaning my car when I stop at the signals , I immediately offer them how much ever I could. I some times also visit people sleeping on the roadsides and share them some food or some time I give them away the the used clothes and blankets. thank you for the discussion.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
That's really nice of you. There is no people here that wash your windows, they just ask for change.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
1 Jan 09
In my country are thouse too, like in every country. I give them some money, but just thouse who can`t work , because they have some disabilities. Thouse who can work, to work, because we all work hard for money, they can too if they are healthy.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
You got that right. I totally agree.
• China
1 Jan 09
I will sometimes give homeless donating money,because I thought that will donate money for them is one kind of benevolence,also will be one kind does good deeds.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Thanks for responding.
• Malaysia
1 Jan 09
Most of the time I don't give charity to these people eventhough I did give a few times in my life. I don't because I don't think it is a proper way to live a panhandlers life, perhaps they have no choice, but I don't think that's the case if you truly have the will power to strive for something in life. Where there's a will, there's a way, I always belived in that. I do pity some of them (especially those who are really sick) and I hate those pretending to be pitiful. Giving money or not a lot depends on how I feel the moment I saw them, it's not an act of thought. Sometimes, I just look at them, I feel their sorrow and pain as if it was my own, I trust my instincts. If my instincts tells me, I can make a difference helping this guy, or, I really should help this one, I'd give them some money.
• China
1 Jan 09
IF he is a real homeless people,i will give money to him.However, to prove whether he is liar, it seems bit more difficult.Usually,if he is ill,elderly, i will give him a little money.IF he is a young people looks very healthy, I will not ignore him.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Some people that are young and it looks like they can work i don't give to. It's mostly the older homeless people.
@Melody7 (22)
• India
1 Jan 09
I do give money or old clothes or food to them.I know that by giving money we actually indirectly encourage them to beg. But they might be having genuine problems. Thinking about this to be true I give money to them.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I donate some of my old clothe too.
• Canada
1 Jan 09
Yes actually, I feel obliged to donate if I see someone more unfortunate than I am. I remember a time where I had just bought an umbrella and I was walking in front of a soup kitchen when it was raining. I immediately gave my umbrella to the closest homeless person without hesitation. I had even just bought it 2 minutes ago. I'm not gunna lie it was one of the most touching moments in my life.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
How sweet of you.
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
well i dont give money to those people who i homeless i rather give them foods and used clothes of mine.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I do give some clothe to charity too.
• United States
1 Jan 09
I am much more likely to give money to an organization that helps people. I usually give it to church missions or the Salvation Army. I know that some homeless will not go to church based helps and I am sorry for that, but I don't have a lot to give and I chose to give where I believe it will be used in a constructive way.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
1 Jan 09
That is a good way to help too.