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you seem very ignorant to the real life reasons the non-profit organizations do what they do. It would be tragic if they weren't able to collect that money and help others. Especially the children that are helped by the Penny drive. It seems you are very privileged and have no one in your life with any type of special need. Look around you everyone deserves to have a chance in life not just you.
I am absolutely disappointed in the people who think of the non-profit organizations as an issue at all. Obviously you have no one in your family who have any type of disabilities and have no idea what real life is about. Your just worried about keeping yourself from getting to your next destination as quickly as usual. The panhandlers need more resources and help to get housing, jobs, medical issues taken care of. But the non-profit organizations such as The Spokane Guild School, and fill the boot helps so many wonderful people and families. I have experienced the Guild School for my daughter and it would be an absolute tragedy if they lost the ability to have their penny drive. They are very loving, intelligent, caring, giving people and do such a wonderful job taking care of and giving children with disabilities the head start they need. I know without them my daughter wouldn´t be doing as wonderfully as she is. She is actually able to test out of services for now and that is amazing. There has to be a way for the non-profit organizations to still do their penny drives and fill the boot but keep people safe as well. I think the only ones that may have gotten hurt are the ones that are drunk and or high that stumble into the street and stopping the panhandling won´t help that. Grow some patients people and think about just how many people that will be effected by stopping all non-profit from doing what they need to help others. It doesn´t go in their pocket it´s to help others. I have experienced it first hand. This whole issue makes me very angry
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