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Take It To The People November 21, 2007 6:35 AM

There is a ranch in Arizona that gathers up food, clothing and other needed things, then takes it to Mexico to help the poor in the mountains. They call their project, "Take It To The Hills".

Couldn't this same idea work here in the US to help our people in need? I personally never give to the major charities anymore because I see no proof in the communities that anything gets to those in need. I still see hungry homeless, hungry working poor and their children. They also are in need of clothing.

Here is the concept of the Arizona ranch:

1) Take what you don’t need,
2) Put it in your car...
3) Drive it to the people who need it.

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Good idea Neo November 22, 2007 8:08 AM

Unfortunately some local governments have passed laws (or "pretended" it is a law) against feeding or coming to the aid of the Homeless.

If a lot more people stepped up the giving and aiding, then it would be a lot more difficult to stop it though.

Also, going directly to the people in need may also present difficulties in finding them. Possibly handing out cards directing people to a distribution point like a  store, office, warehouse, church (less and less churches encourage Homeless though), or workshop might be an alternative.

Clearly Governments are criminalizing Homelessness as evidenced by many reports in the news, but now those who come to their aid are being criminalized as well.

I believe the best motto is, "I learn the rules so I'll know how to break them properly".

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