posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:01 PM
While I visiting a recent post about giving to the poor,whether or not you would rather give to an inividual or chairty,it reminded me of how fed up I
am of those buckets with sad little pictures of a sick children on them that are placed at local convienant stores, asking you for your money. Well I
think its about time that before these stores allow people to place them inside,they should do a backround check or something to make sure that the
people arent trying to use others compasion towards profit...
I have seen this more than a few times. Where I live,its a smaller community where everybody knows everybody and their business. Its rather annoying
but thats what I get for not being able to have chosen where I was born...Anyway,one of the more recent examples was someone I have known since we
were kids and knew for a fact that they didnt need the money for what they said it was going to be used for. Their story wa sad. She had a baby and he
ended up having a benign tumor on his brain that needed to be removed. Now heres the problem. The little message on the container said thatthe money
was needed for the surgery. That seemed funny to me because she is a LPN at the hospital and has full medical coverage. The same my mom has that for
surgeries it only makes you pay the co-pay. So the surgery and medical bills were completely paid for. Another funny coinsidence is that around the
same time as the surgery she had just purchased a new car. So,if they needed money for the surgery why go out and buy a new car when that money could
be used for it? Exactly!!! There was no need for it. They figured that they would use the sad story and try to male bank off of it and I think that is
Theres other examples too...Like another one that I saw was a families house burnt down. Tragic story I know,but not if they had full insurance to
cover it...So why ask for money from others? What for their loss that was paid for anyway? For their suffering from losing their home? Why should they
be allowed to make others feel bad,the people that are ignorant to their situation end up losing out. Maybe they shouldnt have left candles burning in
the bathroom and they would still have had their home...
Now Im not saying that everyone that places the charity buckets around are doing it for their own selfish reasons...I know that most really need the
help when trajedy happens to them and thats fine and dandy..I have no problem helping those in need. What I do have a problem with is people abusing
and using others sympathy to get some extra cash in their pockets......
Has anyone else ever come cross one of these and known that the people asking for help were doing it for the wrong reasons? What do you think about
Or do some of you think its ok for people to use this in that way that in which the examples I provided did?