November 4, 2011

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What the poor do with your donation of money doesn’t take away from the gesture

I’m sure that many people share the thoughts of the letter writer in the Oct. 14 issue of The Criterion concerning giving money to panhandlers. I don’t know if they use agencies that can help them or not.

I do know that smoking isn’t just a habit, but an addiction, and is difficult to understand. But years ago, a priest gave me the answer on whether to donate.

I do my part by donating money to the poor, and it is my decision.

What they do with it is their decision and, regardless of how they use it, doesn’t take away from my gesture.

- Dorothy Riley, Indianapolis

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