On our first Care package Charity project some people asked us for sweets. This inspired our 2nd project.
For April 14th we decided to make our Care Packages a bit more fun and enjoyable. We wanted to also cater to the children we did not anticipate on our first run. We figured who does not love Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. This time around with the help of a few friends we made over 300 PNJ's we hoped would extend 300 homeless smiles.
Well, that was not the case. While many people embraced our generous contributions It was sad to see an equal amount of people turning down our sandwiches and or demanding other things. It turns out that we were not the only ones who cared about helping less fortunate people in Skid Row. We found out that there are lots of organizations who make unselfish efforts. Unfortunately, along with the self gratification of helping people in need the sad reality is that most of these people expect it and demand our contributions. I realize this mal-accustoms people to think they can settle for street life and expect kind people to support them.
This left me with mixed emotions and a battered soul. This was not the case when I was homeless. So what next? is it selfish to want to help? or is it more selfish to look the other way?
Lets see what our 3rd project has in store.