And I know most probably don’t give out money to some random guy on the street and would rather give directly to a charity or those who need it, but it’s still sad to see.
Plus, it’s not hard to find info on charities that are in line with what you’re compassionate about, whether it be helping the poor or anything else. We’re just too lazy to Google it.
What I’m saying is, we talk a lot about how the poor are getting the bad stuff in life. How the government should care more, how evil the people who fake charities are. We defend them, at least innately or verbally. Even if you’re apathetic about their well-being, you’ll probably frown over bad stuff they have to go through.
But then we’re confronted time and time again with the choice to give. And we choose not to. Because we don’t trust the party that’s asking, because we don’t know about how the money would be used, because we’d rather give our money for another cause, and our line of reasons go on and on.
The thing is, it’s all based on either two; we don’t care, or we don’t know.
If you don’t know what you’re compassionate about, where to donate, what charity has proven itself trustworthy, just open your browser! Ask a friend or two who’s into volunteering and that kind of stuff. You know you know some.
And, if you happen to be too lazy or you just don’t care, say so. It’s better than making up excuses. Even if your image goes down, at least people won’t bother you with others’ trials and tribulations anymore (or as much as now).