Highest Amount of money given to the beggar till date...?

@siliguri (4224)
India
March 16, 2010 2:33am CST
Hello, friends... Yesterday when i went to home from office..while walking on the streets..i found a beggar..When i saw his physical body...It thrilled me...one can easily count the every bone of his body...And his age will be approx 80 years..and he asking all the persons to give some money..5 days were happened i didn't ate anything...One persons didn't gave him a coin..I feel very lousy to saw that..how the persons being cruel today...i had a 50 rupees in my wallet.. i gave him 40 rupees and kept 10 rupees for my bus fare..I know it is very meager money i had gave..but what i can do i had only 50 rupees on that time..I'm feeling shy to telling that this is my highest money i ever gave to any beggar...But i feel very gracious after doing this deed..What about u friends...?
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
16 Mar 10
Hi siliguri, Beggars are common in our place and giving large amount of money is not at all possible for us. We are meeting these people everyday and if we provided large sums of money then soon they will become rich and we will become bankrupt. Usually I am giving one rupee coin/two rupee coin or five rupees coin/note. On my way a lady is sitting in the path and she can’t walk as her legs have some problem. If I see her I may provide Rs. Ten to her and I think that is the maximum amount I have given for a single beggar at one time.
@siliguri (4224)
• India
16 Mar 10
That means i have gave 4 times more then u had gave...thanks for the response...have a nice day.. U r from india which place...?
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
29 Jun 10
Sorry for the late response. Yes I am from India and presently in the capital city of India.
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
Last christmas season there were kids caroling at the gate of my uncles house. I gave 10 peso and 5 peso coins to only one kid. There were two others that received money from me earlier but they shared two 5 peso coins.
@siliguri (4224)
• India
16 Mar 10
It is your maximum amount u have given till now...
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
ow yes my cousin received more than 1000 pesos from me.. still unpaid :(
@phoenix8606 (4978)
16 Mar 10
hell0 siliguri! how much are 40 rupees in $? because i have given about 50 stotinki, which makes about 30 cents for a beggar, but not because i am stingly, but because I never have some cash for beggard with me :), i mean that I always have some banknotes, which i can really give to him/her because it is too much, ot have some coins!
@siliguri (4224)
• India
27 Mar 10
it is ...85$
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
i dont give money to beggars as its only sounds like im tolerating them specially those kids nor woman with kids coz they're just using their kids. i only give foods nor clothes to beggar.
@siliguri (4224)
• India
16 Mar 10
It seems that you are quite strict in this matter....
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
28 Jun 10
Actually the highest i give to a single beggar is about $3. But it is my sister who gives $11 dollar to a native woman who has three young malnourished children with her. She also find an eatery and buy foods for them and eat with them. She was able to carry the one year old girl the youngest who happens to be skinny surely lacking of vitamins and minerals in her young body. After eating she talk with the mother and ask about their condition. She then give her the money. My sister has a big heart and always have deep sympathy for those people who really needs help. She still giving alms like me fake beggars or not.
• India
3 Apr 10
Hello Beggers are so common in my city and maximum in market places and temples, there are fake beggers too, in these days of non employment you can find young professional beggers, there are beggers who maintain bank balace too But there are beggers like one you speak off, i never give money to them, if there is food in home i give, if some body in marrket or temples says, hungry for days together i take him to some food stall and feed Thanks for sharing, you did a good job my friend Prof
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
The biggest amount I had given so far was US$0.40
• United Arab Emirates
26 Mar 10
I have up to 50Naira and that's almost 50cents
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
16 Mar 10
oh beggars are a menace and i seldom pay anything to them, they even try to push their customers by shirt or skirt but nothing doing , never pay them up its offence in our part of the country!
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
16 Mar 10
so sweet,friend!same here i gave 50 rupees,and one should be doing this everyday?
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 10
well i can't remember, maybe about only 0.1 $ if it is in dollar. i just gave that i can give, i don't push my self to give more if i can't. but sometimes i pray the Lord that the beggar will have some more from other people
• Germany
16 Mar 10
My heart goes out to your described kind of beggar. We know this man can not find work anymore, or has a severe disabiility or is rejected by families (and too bad at this age when he need them the most). For me, this is the REAL beggar. To this kind of beggar, i have once given all my coins, big & small that was in my wallet & in my bag. Haven't counted them though but they were not few. There are also some beggars who are healthier looking than yourself! They play songs on the street, sing, or even dance. This kind of beggar i do not give anything. I have seen reports of rich beggars, one which buys nice car, a nice pad(apartment), and wear nice clothes when he is not begging. Another kind of beggar i notice are those who begs for food. They have a placard hanging on their neck which states " i am hungry". I have given many times to this kind of beggar, not money but BREAD. I'd buy bread enough for him & his family's a few days meals.