Are you enabling the behaviour or giving a loonie to someone who needs it more than most?
I don’t give to those hanging out at intersections but I do care about their fate. I just believe the money is better spent donating to an agency with the expertise to deal with the struggles of our homeless and working poor.
Many of the people we spoke to today show an incredible empathy for our panhandlers.
This is Lisa on why she gives…
But Len doesn’t like being pressured to give…
Many who answered our online poll said they see these folks as an urban blight. Kelly Holmes of Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY, Inc.) has a different take on the issue.
Check out the 680 CJOB documentary by reporter Matt Carty that won the Dave Rogers Award for best feature at the prairie meeting of the Radio Television Digital News Association.