do you like giving money to the poor?

Philippines
April 7, 2007 8:07am CST
Giving money to the poor is such a nice thing to do. It gives you a different feeling when you help people... but i stopped giving money to the poor children when I saw them in a group inhaling rugbies. Ive known that they use the money to buy rugbies....
7 responses
@Makoy1983 (1085)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i do give to poor folks, but i never give money. i give food and clothing because i know for sure what are they going to do with it
• India
13 Apr 07
giving the money to the poor child is not the matter but it will make them as is it .they don't want to do anything except begging throughout their life and not be able to become a perfect gentlemen doing this kind of rubbish work.this is not good for us also because this kind of work not suit to them,in fact they are not for this work to do as the child is the father of man and he will decide the future of any country since they are the real strength of any nation.if once they know that what they are doing as compare to other and what is the disadvantage to do in which killing of such precious time for those thing that is worthless,then they really withdraw it .we have to make them as fit as possible by giving them some sort of works in which they are engaged.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
9 Apr 07
Cats! - This is Ginge & our kitten, Lilo!
It is a nice thing to do but you never know what it'll be used for. It seems so many agencies for the poor aren't legitimate these days so it's hard to know where the money is actually going. I have found myself preferring to donate to animals & animal shelters as pets are unable to actually take care of themselves & it's people who don't desex their animals which causes the problem of there being too many pets out there & not enough people to love them.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
9 Apr 07
It is a nice thing to do but you never know what it'll be used for. It seems so many agencies for the poor aren't legitimate these days so it's hard to know where the money is actually going. I have found myself preferring to donate to animals & animal shelters as pets are unable to actually take care of themselves & it's people who don't desex their animals which causes the problem of there being too many pets out there & not enough people to love them.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
well for me, i always believe in this statement... give a man fish and he shall live for a day. but teach a man to fish and he shall live for a lifetime.
@mskzalameda (4036)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
no. here in the philippines, it is stated in the law that giving alms especially money to the poor is not right. instead of giving money to them which we don't know how will they use it, why not give them a food. that is what i do whenever i see one. in giving food, i am assured that it won't lead to bad things. god bless!
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
7 Apr 07
Well this is a very difficult discussion to respond to. I have been around for a long time and an not often fooled........ But what the heck is a rugbie? That is not a term we use here in Canada.