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Best Answer Lisa Vollrath says
It seems like you have a definite process which I believe is good. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
I think you've expressed some of the concerns we all have of giving to someone who is begging.
Some people believe when giving to charities the money will get used for administrtion costs. It can be a minefield. Thanks for your answer.
Administration costs are necessary, I never understood why people were upset about their money being spent on that. A lot of places now do give you the opportunity to choose where exactly within the organization your money goes, though.
Yes, you are right. My friend was a nurse with the Red Cross and when she donates, she tells them where she wishes it to go. Admin costs are necessary to keep everything running smoothly.
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I didn't realize you could get a receipt but that is a good idea. Thanks.
Venkatachari M says
It is diffiuclt to know who is in genuine need and who sees begging more as an occupation. In the UK there are many who are scammers and pretend to be 'on the streets' but have driven to their prime location to beg daily then return home.
Yes, it is much difficult to trace genuine ones. But, listen to your intuition and rely on it. Then take God's name and offer. That's what we can do.
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Colin Quartermain says
Having lived in the UK for many years, I would agree with you regarding some charity workers. A simple shaking of their plastic collection container is all it takes to tell me they are there. Some nearly block the entrance to the stores.