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Friend asking for monetary help - How do I check their story?

I was contacted recently by an ex-gf living in California, with a tale of woe. Sent some money along, and apparently things are getting worse, and amazingly, less believable. Any ideas on how to verify any of this? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Nov 14, 2015 - 23 answers

"and will you add $# for homeless pets?"

Every time I buy something at Petsmart, the cashier finishes by asking "and do you want to add $1 for homeless pets?" If paying by debit, the last screen offers you options for what amount to donate. Of course I would like to support homeless pets - via my local nonprofit, whenever possible - but is this a good way to do it? [more inside]
posted by mmiddle on Oct 19, 2015 - 12 answers

How to donate shoes so that they'll be given away rather than sold?

I have managed to accumulate (over time and several bad buying decisions) three pairs of quality-make men's shoes of different types, all in nearly-new condition, that I don't want or can't wear, and I'd like them to go to someone who could really use them. The thing they have in common is each has a non-obvious flaw that would cause buyer's regret in anyone who actually paid money for them, so Goodwill is out. [more inside]
posted by George_Spiggott on May 17, 2015 - 15 answers

Best organization for helping the mentally ill homeless in San Francisco

I'd like to donate some money to an organization that helps mentally ill homeless people in San Francisco. Which organization would give me the most "bang for my buck"? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me help them!

How can I help the homeless of Toronto? [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Jun 12, 2012 - 14 answers

What to do about the "Pro-Life Homeless"

Local pro-life organization is raising funds in a way that I think is intentionally misleading. Can I do anything? Should I do anything? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Creating a feeding scheme for those in need

Need help to think about the details of a feeding scheme for homeless and people in need in my neighbourhood. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Oct 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Hotel help

Are there any charity or religious organizations that help people who are between apartments/homes pay for temporary lodging in hotels or motels? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Who best helps the homeless?

How can I help Southern California's homeless? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Trying to avoid being a Lady Bountiful

Is it condescending to give money and/or food to a homeless person when the haven't actually asked for it? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 20, 2007 - 31 answers

What's a good SF charity that helps the homeless?

What are the effective non-religious charities that help homeless people in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Dec 19, 2005 - 9 answers

Charity on the street

Do you give money to homeless people, panhandlers, and/or beggars? Why or why not? Defend your position. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 25, 2004 - 56 answers

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