Originally Posted by marutidas
I have heard many on the forums talking about, helping those in need.
So I decided to start this thread, with information on how you can.
Please tell me how you have been able to make at least one life better.
Oh, Marutidas, what a wonderful thread.
I used to work in downtown S.F. where there were numerous people begging. I never particularly liked giving $$ to beggers, so after hearing a friend say he sometimes took folks to McDonalds, I decided to make a bag lunch for one person every day. I really got into it. Made really special sandwiches, no pbj or baloney, but good lunchmeat & cheese, a soda, and fruit.
I had some regulars who would meet me downstairs in the BART stations, just to get the lunches. The looks on peoples faces when they begged for $$$$ and I said I'd made a lunch for them, was really wonderful.
Eventually, I started adding a prayer card to the bag. Usually something like the serenity prayer or the kind of prayer that just told them they were loved.
I am now semi retired and don't get that opportunity of late, but it was really a wonderfully empowering way to assist those who had less than I.