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09 Dec 2013

Killing with Kindness

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Most rough sleepers don’t beg and most beggars aren’t rough sleepers. Give your money to a relevant charity

Jeremy Swain, chief executive of the London homelessness charity Thames Reach, has lately made the case again under the stark heading Killing with kindness.”I am fascinated by the impulses that lead us to give money to people begging on the street,” he writes. “In fact, to be candid, I am frequently left incredulous at the justification given for dropping money into the cap next to the sign that says ‘hungry and homeless’.”

Click here to read an article in The Guardian on giving money to people begging

Click here to read a letter to The Guardian on giving money to people begging

 

 

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