Have you ever been reluctant to give money to a homeless person? I know I’ve been reluctant on several occasions. But why? My gut reaction is to think they’ll just use it for booze or drugs. But a recent test of that theory gets debunked…sort of.
In a story published by the Toronto Star in August the author, Jim Rankin, decided to see for himself how the homeless would use a credit card if given the chance.
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Over the past two weeks, I wandered Toronto’s downtown core with five prepaid Visa and MasterCard gift cards, in $50 and $75 denominations, waiting for people to ask for money.