Tuesday, April 7, 2009 9:24:09 PM
"Sadly, most of the homeless do not want to commit to a regular life and would rather not be confined. They want to be free to live the life they choose. It's OK to give them food, but if you give them money they will not spend it wisely. "
Change second word "most" to "many" and I agree and it IS true. I have been there and it was my decision.
"It`s a waste of time to fee sorry for them rather than working at a soup kitchen or shelter. Save your feelings of misplaced guilt."
This statement is being misunderstood! Folks, volunteer your services! This is the way to learn and make a contribution. You will feel better about yourself. patticakes is 99.9 percent accurate.
As a rule, I only give money to "street people" if they are entertaining by busking in a way I admire. This to me is earning an income. They can do what ever they want with the money just like everybody else with a paying job does.