Not Quite Poor

My family never considered ourselves poor, even though we lived on welfare and had to accept charity. We had to give up things like vacation and seeing movies, but we never had to worry about having enough food. Knowing how hard it is to see friends have lots of stuff and get to go on vacation every year and all without having that kind of life myself, I'd really like to help those who are worse off than me, but when I'm still struggling to pay for things like insurance and rent, I'm not really sure what I can do. Especially since so many people who are doing all right take advantage of the kindness of others. I'm not going to give spare change to a stranger off the street who ,for all I know, is going to spend it on drugs and gambling. I want to give kids happy childhoods by making sure they have what they need. Does anyone know how I can help kids and know that the money is all going to them?
iloveicecream iloveicecream
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 18, 2010

Where are you based? I volunteer for a well known national childrens charity for the very same reasons you speak about!! If you want to pm me then do (i'm not sure how) i can explain more....<br />
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You are amazing for wanting to do that btw!!!