Sunday, August 06, 2006

going up

Today I am taking a couple people up north to give out toys in bomb shelters. They also brought up clothing and cash, but our local charity organization said it would infringe on the self-respect of the people to hand out the clothing and cash to people. The organization already has a method of giving that stuff out in a nice way, we will probably just give the stuff to them to hand out.

Giving charity is tough to do correctly, if you embarrass people when you give to them then it isn't charity. We aren't talking about people who are walking around the old city asking for handouts, we're talking about people who still have their self-respect and are suffering in silence.

4 comments:

Daniel said...

Shalom. I am the publisher of Herut, blog in spanish. I invite you to visit Herut and to leaving your commentaries. Excuse me, but my English is very bad. The direction is:
www.herutx.blogspot.com

Congratulations for your blog.

Heidi said...

Are you back yet??? you gotta keep us posted over here.

Safranit said...

I have a knitting group and I'd like to donate some yarn & needles (also some crochet hooks). Do you think you could pass that on if I collect it? I'm in Jerusalem. http://jerusaknit.blogsome.com

rockofgalilee said...

We have people up there who would appreciate yearn and needles and I would be able to pass them on.
I can collect them from Jerusalem.