No single way to give

While organizations such as Mustard Seed need our support, supporting someone on the street is a tangible way of loving our neighbours

Clive Tanner (PNR letters, April 23) suggested we donate to organizations that help street people rather than give money directly to them, lest we “become inundated with progressively more aggressive solicitors.”

I would argue there’s no single right way to give. While organizations such as Mustard Seed need our support, handing money (or food or clothing) directly to someone on the street is a tangible way of loving our neighbours.

For some of us, it’s a needy reminder that life is not fair and we can do something about it.

Suzanne Morphet

North Saanich