I Give Money to Homeless People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 425 People

    Often I go for runs in the morning

    and once a month I carry a specific amount of money to give to the man who lives in the alley way, every time he tears up and it breaks my heart. He told me he's saving up to buy proper clothes so that he can go to interviews for a job. I'm really proud of him and I'm so happy I...
    ign0tus ign0tus
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    The Needy Greedy Liar!

     Well my cousin, sister, and I were walking home from the store. We had bought some snacks. Then this olderly lady came up to us and told us she was homeless and had a baby and needed money. We felt bad and gave her a bag of donuts, slim jims, and 5 bucks. Well the next day...
    crystal21 crystal21
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    Because Im Not Cold Hearted............

    If i see someone on the street asking for any spare change I always give to them even if its only a few pence,why? because im not a cold hearted snob and I believe in helping those less fournate  than myself,I know alot of people think that they are just going to spend it on...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    I like giving money to ones

    that don't ask but I will give it to ones that ask if my gut says I should. I talked to a homeless man one time and asked about his life and friends on the streets we talked for about 15 mins and I said if I give you money will you share it with your buddy's he said yeah and I...
    crookedjay crookedjay
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    Let All Of Us Try To Help The Orphans And Eradicate Malaria From Africa

    wilsonjosephine wilsonjosephine
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

    Yes I Would

    And if they spend it on booze oh well...I would want to be numb too if I was on the street. I'd rather they get something good for them though :'(
    Kittychanel Kittychanel
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    I love giving money to homeless people.

    If they don't say anything, that's fine. But it makes me feel really good when they say "God bless you".
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    Spare Change?

    I used to give change to people on the streets all the time. Now, I pay for everything primarily with my debit card and rarely have cash. I wonder if the advent of Debit cards has effected the income of the panhandler?
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    Sep 9, 2009

    Spare Change?

    I used to give change to people on the streets all the time. Now, I pay for everything primarily with my debit card and rarely have cash. I wonder if the advent of Debit cards has effected the income of the panhandler?
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Road Story

    Once when I was on a road trip, I filled a back pack up with all of my spare change that i had been collecting around the house. That thing was so heavy, I could hardly pick it up. It was so fun to give that money away. Whenever anybody would ask me for spare change, I'ld say...
    justshelli justshelli
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2008

    Have Never, Will Never

    i have never and will never give homeless people money out of my pocket i usually offer to buy them food if they're hungry and i've had a few actually take me up on it one guy insisted that he was a vegitarian and that he didn't want a hamburger...i told him that he was a fool...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2008

    My View

    My philosophy is simple. Money is fluid...You have it and if someone needs it, you give it. If you need it, someone could give it.  I have been there myself and it was through the kindess of others that enabled me to make a better life for myself. I submit that if you are...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    Not Exactly

    I don't just give them money, but I have bought a copy of "The Big Issue" from homeless people a couple of times. See because you're paying them for the magazine, it isn't charity. The thing to remember though is that in the UK people who are "insecurely housed...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    6 Responses Oct 18, 2008

    Abourt Been Homeless

    There is more to homeless then what you may see. On T.v And read in news. I am 30 year old Male. I been homeless for 3years. and i found it to be a life lesson. Life is like been is School there are Lesson to do and to past befor you can move on. Sirach Chapter 29 1...
    RavenCraft RavenCraft
    26-30, M
    Sep 15, 2010

    I Try Gift Cards, Too

    I forget to get gift cards for burger places or fast food, but I like to have them on me instead of giving money.  I typically only have the cash, though, and I give it. Who knows if I'm doing the right thing?  I'm trying to help though.
    debmichelle debmichelle
    May 31, 2008

    $4 Isn't Going To Make Or Break Me

    A lot of people look down on homeless people and throw them all in the same "drug abusers, alcoholics, lazy, mentally insane deadbeats." I'm aware that there are some out there who are just that, but I try not to stereotype and be shallow about such things. I have known plenty of...
    WakgUp WakgUp
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2012
    jadegreeneyes7 jadegreeneyes7
    22-25, F
    May 27, 2015


    I give money to homeless people, and I am proud of it. Though many of friends think Im stupid for doing this, and some of them get down right indignet about it too - like Im commiting some type of crime.   They automatically assume that the person is going...
    SukYoung SukYoung
    26-30, F
    Jul 7, 2010


    I used to give money to an homeless guy at a metro (subway) station until I saw him light a joint.  I guess the money that he profitted its to support his bad habit.  I don't mind giving money to homeless who really needs it but when it comes to give...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2010

    I hope someone will help me.

    I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to get. The books are available in Amazon. Amazon ships to my country. If anyone would love to help me buy them can he/she message me so I can give them the...
    Salamat123 Salamat123
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Hello . I Am Homeless Trying To Start A Business That Helps Other Off The Streets.

    please look at my web site -( deemahnix ( dot ) ws/Helps   )- What i am trying to do is to buy franchise's and to put others like my self - homeless - to work.. but i need money to start buying . please look at my site. and if you can .. please help me, help others like me...
    daelahn daelahn
    1 Response Nov 21, 2012

    Spare Change?

    I used to give change to people on the streets all the time. Now, I pay for everything primarily with my debit card and rarely have cash. I wonder if the advent of Debit cards has effected the income of the panhandler?
    trixiegirl trixiegirl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Disabled And On The Street

    I appreciate all of the kind things I have read from this group, as I have been living on the street now for over 16 months while social security determines if I am disabled. (I've had 2 spinal fusion surgies which didn't work out!) Anyways, every day is a struggle to survive...
    egaleloans egaleloans
    1 Response May 17, 2011

    I Do When I Have It

    To be honest, i don't even know that he was homeless. i was leaving a large store and the exit to the main road was backed up. There was an older man standing on the median perched again the wall.His sign said that he was a veteran and he had recently had surgery but that he was...
    BellealaViolet BellealaViolet
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2012

    Yepp, I Do

     I do give money to  homeless people; I can't judge them, or know how they got into that situation. I think if they do want to spend the money on drink, drugs etc, then that's up to them. Obviously it would be better to be able to offer them something better, but...
    frankspencer frankspencer
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    I got a bonus from my job of $600.

    00. On the way home God told me to buy $5.00 subway sandwich gift cards with it. I went to downtown and handed them out to less fortunate and homeless people. Now when I walk downtown everywhere I go daily so many random people just say hello to me. Just today someone handed me...
    circusmind circusmind
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Everychance I Get...

    Stoplight off the freeway... If you can get here before the light turns green, money is all yours Walking down the street... As long as I can get to it without being vulnerable, all yours Coming out of a Restaurant... Doggy Bag is all yours Wanna bum a smoke... how about two or...
    KatjaShoshanaGrace KatjaShoshanaGrace
    31-35, F
    Jan 10, 2011

    A Point

    I am not joining this group as a, aren't I great, I give money to homeless people. It is more a statement that I give the money as opposed to the food and take a 'I know what is best for you' stance.  It is not my right to determine what they would...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 13, 2009
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