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Helping the homeless

My own experiences

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I grew up in New York City. I’ve also visited Mumbai, and Mexico, and, more recently Greece and Eastern Europe. In all of these places, I’ve encountered people begging on the streets.

When I was a kid in NYC, I’d sometimes give homeless people spare change.

Then, a friend told me, “You’re just helping them buy alcohol.”

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.

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