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View Poll Results: Will you donate $1 to a beggar or to a cash register for children?
Yes to both. 4 16.00%
I will donate at a cash register, but not to a beggar. 7 28.00%
I will donate to a beggar, but not at a cash register. 1 4.00%
No to both. 13 52.00%
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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You see a beggar at the stoplight. You have no time or inclination to talk to him/her. Will you typically give a buck just for the asking?

The register at a gas station asks if you want to donate a buck to a children's charity. What's your most likely response?

Non-judgemental, totally unscientific poll. Vote you MOST LIKELY action, on an average day, being your most normal self.
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I generally do not just hand out cash or elect to give thru a retailer. I have been known to go purchase grocery store gift cards on occasion and hand those out but, I save my charitable giving for organizations that give tax receipts.
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I do not give to someone standing on the side of the road with a sign. I do not give at store registers either. I do give to people that are truly in need. God usually points them out to me. Maybe they are hungry and need a meal from Burger King. I was driving down the street one day with my wife. There was an old lady walking down the street. She did not look like a homeless person. I did not think anything of it. I paid her no attention. But my wife asked me to pull over. Tina got out of the truck and told the old lady she wanted to give her some money. She did and the old lady started crying. The old lady asked for nothing. She had no sign. But it was clear from her reaction that she needed it. God clearly had and hand in that.
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I Donate a small amount every 2 weeks to St Judes, and the Shriners Burn Hospital (payroll deduct) but dont give to pan handlers, or at the gas station. Unless it's for something local, like last spring we had a family that needed help with medical bills for their Daughter, and had a shoot out at the range for them. The one i should look into is the South American Adopt-a-kid thing $14 a month...Been doing that for 6 Months...could be a con man, with a PO box on the beach for all i know, but one of them TV commercials with the kid sitting in a mud puddle and flies buzzing around him got me......
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I pay taxes. The government turns it into charity.
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I go with my instinct, because I have no firm conviction either way.
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I have bought food, groceries, gas, and donated time at habitat for humanity and the county veterans association. I also have payroll deductions for Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society. I typically don't hand out cash. We sponsor one of the kids in a school in Africa that our church sponsors, with monthly donations and usually enough to buy a chicken and dairy goat at Christmas.

I guess I feel better knowing how my money gets used. One of the things I hate about taxes and government driven "charity" or corporate charities with high overhead.
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A generous donation in your name has been made to The Humane Fund.
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I will give food or water. Never money
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I will give food or water. Never money

I will donate to the "Independence Fund" (tracked wheel chairs for disabled vets)

To "specific projects" at my church.

To "wounded warrior Project."

But most of my charity goes directly, and anonymously to local individuals and family who have suffered personal catastrophy through no fault of their own.

I recently made a rather generous (for me) donation to a rural volunteer firefighter whose disabled husband got cancer and needed some really expensive treatment.

I can check out local folks and know who really needs help.
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