Dont think I would have made a thread about this until I was approached by a homeless guy in the next city over while heading to my car from a take out (not the first time). Buddy asked for some change, and as usual I give what I can, so I gave a few quarters and some dimes I had in my pocket from the take out. I sat in my car and watched him head straight to the market opposite of where I was just at to get something to eat. Most of the time if you give change to people, you really dont know where its going, even if its to a foundation. This was probably the first time in my life I actually saw a homeless guy immediately go get food. It kinda hurt inside. Over the years I observe how my friends treat the homeless when they ask for change. Some would refuse and GTFO, some would just keep walking pretending they dont even see them. Countless times when I am at a stoplight and there are people asking for donations for an orginization to help the needy, it seems like I am always the one giving away my change while everyone rolls up their windows, ignores them, and eagerly waits for the green light. There were times when people would ask me for change at the gas station (not homeless, just broke at the moment), and I do what I can. I even gave someone at my apartment a few bucks for gas. She said she would pay be back, but my logic is, when I give money out, I dont expect it back. The strange thing is that I'm not rich, but I choose to help if I can because I cant always say no. There are some people who think these people are faking it and actually have a home. There are some people who would rather insult, tell these people to get a job, or even abuse them. Do you help the people that ask for change?