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    When i used to work at maccas, we had a homeless lady come in every day, sometimes several times throughout the day for coffee and a small fries. Got to the stage i would just give them to her and not take money for her burger(she would just bring in the same coffee cup until someone changed it as it was free refills). Once the expresso machine came in, she always got the good coffee from me.

    Have been approached on the street several times and if i have a few dollars, happy to give if i dont require the money or will buy the big issue from some homeless people.

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    There is a homeless guy outside my work and he never asks for money, just sits there, he always looks so sad If I'm out buying lunch I grab him a sandwich too. He is always super grateful and always gives me a smile and goodbye when I leave work.

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    What's the deal with the Big Issue? Do they get money for selling it? Do they have to be homeless to get the job? I've always wondered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin Queen View Post
    What's the deal with the Big Issue? Do they get money for selling it? Do they have to be homeless to get the job? I've always wondered...
    They profit half the money and the other half they use to buy more issues.

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    They get a percentage of the sale. Unsure if they have to be homeless.

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    It's so lovely to read about others generosity. I really wish I did have spare change to give. I felt silly thinking about him all afternoon.

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    I was in the city and happened to be getting a hot dog right near a back packers. And it was pouring rain, middle of winter, great melbourne weather as usual. This guy came out of the back packers and asked for change. He said he had no where to sleep that night now it was wet and his "spot" was flooded. I asked him how much a night costs he said something like thirty so I went in with him and paid for four nights for him and gave him some cash. He was really grateful and I happened to be there and in the position to help him out. I try to give change and stuff now when I can but I actually don't see as many people around now where I live as opposed to the city.

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    I'm about half-half. Sometimes I give money when people ask, sometimes I don't

    Every time I've offered to buy the thing someone has asked for (a bus ticket, food etc.) I've been turned down, so I can be a bit sceptical. If I had more money to spare, then I'd always be happy to give.

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    I saw this really old man hiding in a corner one late afternoon I just looked at him and I felt so sad so I just went up it him and said hello and told him there was going to be storms tonight and it was going to rain and so I just handed him my big rain coat and i said I don't have much but that's all have and he couldn't really talk either but he gave me the biggest smile he had no teeth it was the most beautiful thing just to see him smile and I went back to my car started crying wishing I could do more I had no money

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    Yes we used to have a local homeless man. He wouldn't accept money only food. We took him Xmas dinner last year in a Tupperware and he rejected it as he had already had four others and he was worried it wouldn't keep!! Too funny.

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