Begging off

I recently read a suggestion that it was a commendable action to give money to people who beg on Beacon Avenue — I disagree.

I recently read a suggestion that it was a commendable action to give money to people who beg on Beacon Avenue — I disagree.

It would be far more effective to make a donation to organizations which assist street people and beggars to become more self-supporting members of society.

There has been an increase in begging on Beacon Avenue and unless we restrain ourselves we could very well become inundated with progressively more aggressive solicitors. Please give to your community, not to individuals on the street.

Clive Tanner

Sidney