I've seen different polls about beggars/panhandlers and whether people give them money. Yesterday I saw a pregnant lady panhandling. Would you give money to a pregnant panhandler?
It was sad to see, but I did not give her any money, just as I would not give money to any panhandler.
no I don't give money to panhandlers. I give to the local soup kitchen, a woman's shelter, the United way and my church. these organizations are better suited to address these issues than me just handing her money
I would give her a list of community resources where she could find help for food, shelter (if needed) and prenatal care. I work with pregnant mothers and keep copies of the list in my car.
I would buy her some groceries, but I don't give money to anyone who is not my child!
I usually buy panhandler's food. I'll go to the nearest McDonalds (yes I know it isn't healthy but it's something) or Subway, and just buy them a $5 meal. I never give money. Ever.
I probably would. We have a bunch of panhandlers in our city and I'll give them a few bucks every now and then.
Just because woman is pregnant does not mean she does not abuse substances. I have worked with children that have been damaged Interuterine. I would but the meal. Or see if she can some form of assistance. I know were to network and get help.
Good for you very similar to what I said.
I think you did the right thing.
"Give a man a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime."
I won't give them money, but if they are hungry, I will buy them some food.
No. There are churches, charity organizations, not to mention Gov programs/organizations. I *will* buy food & give it to them sometimes. No cash, ever. Too many scam artists playing on ppl's sympathies these days. If one really in need, access above.
I give money to beggars on a case-by-case basis. I'd guess that I give to 1 out of every 15-20. A pregnant lady, depending on her attitude, sounds like somebody I would be more inclined to give to.
I rarely have cash on me but I would be more than happy to buy her some food.
Yes, maybe, but only in a situation where I would have anyway, not because she is pregnant.
Yes, I would be happy to help her and others in need. I'm a good person.