Are you more ready to give money to send over seas then to help someone near to

United States
March 21, 2010 4:59pm CST
Hi, are you more ready to send money over seas to some poor country then to give to someone you know close by that needs help? Often times I wonder how many poor people are around me. .. perhaps next door, down the street, definitely in the same town as me. I see so many giving so much money to other countries and we have people sleeping in cardboard boxes here. We have people digging in dumpsters to find food. I don't knock giving to the poor in the 3rd world country; but i know that where ever you go there is always someone who would appreciate a little pick me up.. Sometimes we can give without them feeling the least bit humiliatd.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
22 Mar 10
While it is nice to help those overseas, it's equally important that we help our own people here who are struggling. I'm not in the economic bracket to send money overseas, but I try and do all I can to help those in my own community. I donate clothing to the homeless, and will gladly give a meal, or food, to somebody who needs it. There are so many people here that are having such great problems, yet they recieve no help. One family that's a friend of mine has just lost their home because of medical bills from a life-threatening illness. While I can't give them money, I can give them an extra meal, or clothing, etc. Little things do mean a lot!
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• United States
22 Mar 10
That is how I am too. It's much better to reach out to those closest by first Also we must take care of our basic needs befor handing out to others.
• United States
23 Mar 10
I always do my giving at home. I know too many people locally that need my help to go outside. The way I see it is I can't help those at my backdoor then I don't help anyone. Donated items are given to local families in need, fortuneately I have connections that will allow me know specific families in need and I choose to buy for them. Monitary donation to charities are based on the fact that the research that they do or the assitance that they offer must help all people.