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?
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.
Yes, maybe, but only in a situation where I would have anyway, not because she is pregnant.
"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 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 won't give them money, but if they are hungry, I will buy them some food.
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.
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
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.
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.
Good for you very similar to what I said.
I rarely have cash on me but I would be more than happy to buy her some food.
Yes, I would be happy to help her and others in need. I'm a good person.
I probably would. We have a bunch of panhandlers in our city and I'll give them a few bucks every now and then.
It was sad to see, but I did not give her any money, just as I would not give money to any panhandler.
I think you did the right thing.
I would buy her some groceries, but I don't give money to anyone who is not my child!