Do I give Homeless a jacket for advertising??

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by happy, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My sister has gone into social work as a result of what our parents intially made us do as we were growing up. the pay is bad but she enjoys her work very much. She deals with people who have metal issues and cannot provide or relize what they actually need. I feel blessed and there really is no reason for everyone to do there part large or small to help anyone who needs help. Pay it forward is a phrase we live by. :waving:
     
  2. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
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    Big negative I can think of is that people may think that this guy used to work for you. I wouldn't want to contract a company that hires homeless guys off the side of the road and then left them back their when they were through. Just a thought.
     
  3. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
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    wow nooo give him a jacket... but without your name and # on it !!!
     
  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    1st. That's an amazing story about your wife.

    I'm fascinated by the cost of medical procedures in other countries. Someone here in Charlotte (I read in the news paper) was trying to set up medical junkets for people that were under insured. I also saw where insurance companies offered their clients a bonus, to have procedures done in other countries. The Med system in this country seems so corrupt and imbalanced. I hope it changes.
     
  5. lkc

    lkc LawnSite Member
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    If I was homeless and COLD, I wouldn't care who's name or number was on my coat. Would you?
     
  6. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea the procedures there are incredibly cheap. The $800 included pre surgery treatment, surgery, and post surgery treatment including medicaton. I have before and after pics of the boy but decided not to post for hes only 3 and will respect his privacy. But the pictures are interesting. The pica i have of him with his club feet he always looked so sad. In the after pics it looks like he won the lottery. Great kid too.
     
  7. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    You would be surprised. I've seen homeless people consider some gifts, to be an insult... they desirve better. i.e. not new , not a favorable color or style. You'd be surprised.

    One of favorite homeless stories: I met a friend for dinner at a BigBoy resturant. We sat at the counter and had lunch. A homeless man approached my friend as he was leaving. He said he was hungry. My friend brought him in to sit at the counter, he ordered dinner, paid and my friend left. When the homeless guys dinner arrived, he took one bite, spit it out, said the food wasn't fit to eat, and DEMANDED a refund. The manager gave him the money, so as not to cause a disturbance. Moral of story: no good deed goes unpunished. The resturant lost money on the wasted food, and my friend enabled an alcoholic to drink for another night.

    I may well be thought of as a heartless ass on some threads on this forum. I have really done MUCH for MANY over the years. I expect to be disappointed with the outcome. ..and am NEVER surprised.
     

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