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Are you poor? Do you still give?

Both DH and I are disabled and I am a full time student. We don't have very much money and live on a fixed income.

With that being said my son has no idea of how little money we have. My mom got him a $75 season pass to Story Land in NH. We take him for 50 cent ice cream cones at Burger King. He will have an ice cream at McDonalds and use the play area. We also go to the park a lot. He has had a lot of things to do this summer.

We still find a way to give to people who have less than us.

If you are poor and would like to help you can donate many gently used items to homeless shelters, donate used toys in good condition to a state funded daycare program, or simply just give a homeless person on the side of the road a few bucks or get them a cheap meal. Also it's always a good idea to walk around a city in the winter with blankets that are no longer being used and hand them out. If you knit or crochet project Linus will take handmade blankets for donation to children in need.
by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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Zazayam
by Platinum Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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I'm not as poor as I could be, and I'm not overly well off. I give pretty often.

Double.Life
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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I love this post! I think I'm going to try the blanket idea. It seems like the less fortunate, are the ones who give more.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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Another new screenname? How are you doing?

We are not poor, we donate and help out in the community. During the summers, we volunteer at the food bank once a week.
Double.Life
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:41 PM


I know! I know someone who says homeless people deserve to be homeless because they allowed themself to get that way. I just don't understand it O.o

Quoting I_RitShainbows:

Same here
People seem to think poor people are horrid for some reason. In fact I've seen it the other way around. Everyone I know who has money doesn't donate to anything. The ones I know also seem to have a holier than thou stick shoved up their ass. These are just my personal experiences though. I know not everyone is like them.


Quoting Anonymous:

I do. Not much, but we do what we can.



LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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Every year I donate part of our tax refund to breast cancer research and The Tiny Sparrow Foundation.

2inblue
by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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We struggle from time to time but still give back often. My husband got in an accident over a year ago and will be receiving his settlement soon so we are taking 10% and giving back. One plan already is to feed the homeless.
I_RitShainbows
by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:44 PM
I'm doing awesome! Ty for asking.


Quoting Anonymous:

Another new screenname? How are you doing?



We are not poor, we donate and help out in the community. During the summers, we volunteer at the food bank once a week.

BestestMom11
by Gold Member on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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We give, and about twice a month there are pickups in our neighborhood for the homeless shelters.

I didn't know about Project Linus - I have an aunt that loves to knit. Thanks for posting this!
I_RitShainbows
by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:47 PM
I don't personally care what they use the money for. As long as they are happy.


Quoting Anonymous:

I am poor i do donate our old clothes because i have had to use the the goodwill myself from time to time. as far as giving money i usually use my better judgement on that. I tend not to do it because i worry that they will use it for beer. but i have from time to time. one time I was at a store and a homeless man asked me for a $1 for something eat at first i wasn't going to give it to him but my 13 year old dd beg me to help him out so i gave him $5.


we live in florida so the winter isn't much of an issue for us.


monicas3w
by on Jul. 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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I donate and give an money if I have any to spare to Hasbro Children's Hospital. I am unemployed and a single mom of twin toddlers but I do what I can to also make my children's life fullfilled and a lot of times you don't need a lot of money to do so. You sound like a great mom.

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