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Would you give money to someone "begging" on the street?

Posted by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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Why or why not? What would you do?


by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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wilesmomma
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM
No. I have my own family to take care of.
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jillbailey26
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM

If I had cash on me, I would.  Once they have it, how they spend it is their business.  I've done my part.


"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification"  Romans 14:19


tinybubblez
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM

i have and will continue to do so...even after i was burned. (saw a dude buying beer with $$ i gave him). *ugh*

Lil_ol_me9306
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:24 AM

No, but I do buy them food and water and if they have an animal, I'll buy food for them as well.  I'm too worried that if I give them money, they'll use it for drugs or alcohol and I don't enable vices like that.

annie610
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Yes I have gave to the homeless many times.

atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I have before when I lived in Italy.  I gave dog food to someone begging for money that also had a dog with several puppies. 

LyTe684
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:26 AM


Quoting Lil_ol_me9306:

No, but I do buy them food and water 


Rose_Marie
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
In New Orleans and Chicago I would give money to the street musicians and food to beggars. Where I live now you don't see it.
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MrsNewman
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM

No ... because I don't trust people! I would maybe buy them some food, diapers or something that they need. I would never just hand them cash.

bakebiscotti
by on Aug. 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Of course I do   My mom once told me as we stood at a stoplight with a panhandler "What if that's Jesus, what if that's your big test?"

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