He didn’t really want shoes, he just wanted a few bucks from each passerby.
That is so true. Sadly I quit ALL "donation" to everything. I have tried to give a "homeless and hungry" man lunch to be told, "I don't want yo samich, you got a couple of bucks?" been told to "keep your damn food" etc.. I am guessing they really werent that hungry. I have seen kids in South America dang near kill each other for a pack of M&Ms.
I give to our church and let them decide the best way to help out in the local community, and in the mission field.
It is sad when pan handling becomes a job, and way of life. Stories like this make it hard for people to care.