My charity initiative
September 28, 2015 2:30am CST
Near my home, there is a discount food. Sometimes I go there, to shop for me, or my mother sent me to buy things for home. Outside, there is a black boy of about 30 years, from Nigeria. He spends several hours out there, hoping that passers offer him some money. I see him still there. To me many times asked, but until yesterday, (maybe I have to say a little selfish on my part!), I never gave him even 50 Euro cents! Yesterday, however, I wanted to talk to him and I made a special speech. He does not speak Italian very well, but we both understand each other. I promised him that, on October 1 (which is next Thursday), me and he will go to the cafe, and I will offer him whatever he wants to eat and drink. I decided on that date, as the first of every month, I take my little allowance, so that it seemed like the right opportunity. I, excuse me as my personal opinion, I prefer to offer to these poor people, food, rather than money. Why? Simple, if I were to offer him money, I would be sure that he will make a good use?
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28 Sep 15
I agree that it's best to offer them food instead of money. but I saw myself confrunted with the situation in which I bought them a bottle of milk for their babies and they told me that the brand isn't ok and that I should buy another one. of course I just left. my point is that not all of them are poor
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29 Sep 15
When I give money it's up to them to spend it as they wish. I would hate to take a woman out and only feed her to only find out she needed personal care items. Now,I don't give to everyone that asks me. I need to feel something to offer anything.