Original March presentation and Resources, "Lazarus My Neighbor" HERE
Tip 1: Whether or not you give money, you should always treat the person with dignity, respect, and love.
Tip 2: Pray and ask God for guidance.
Tip 3: Ask yourself,"Do I feel safe in the situation?"
Tip 4: Have gift cards, bottled water, etc. handy if you feel money may be inappropriate.
Lazarus My Neighbor
What to do when someone asks you for money on the street
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
One way to honor our neighbors' dignity when donating food or school supplies is to invite them to lead or participate in the process. "doing with" instead of "doing for" can open the door for mutually beneficial friendships, where everyone learns from and supports each other.
A Meanigngul Exchange
Providing opportunity for meaningful exchange when distrubing donated items is a great way to honor the God-given strengths and abilities of our neighbors while still providing needed support. We don't ever want our neighbors to feel like charity cases.