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How can I (or anybody) help people begging for money on streets?

I am a college student and want a idea that i can spread among educated people about how they can help people(beggars) and improve their life. We(my team) are thinking of organising a social event with a aim of helping street beggars by making them aware and planning out a solution to tell people how they can contribute.Its going to happen in India.

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  • Sep 16 2013: i know that it is actually a vast field. As some of you mentioned not all beggars are homeless, not all beg for food only..People beg for different reasons.Agree

    I want to concentrate on a small part of it.I am here because i saw people out there on streets in my city who are homeless, begging for money and food,people for whom hygienic food and pure water is something very big dream,people who are living a life that many of you cant imagine even. Their life is getting worse day by day.
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      Sep 16 2013: Sonika, why???

      Why are they homeless?
      Is it mostly men, or women, or both?
      Have you interviewed any of them?

      Are you saying there are no organizations in your country that deal with this, and that you are trying to start one?

      Would you like some links to similar organizations here in my state?

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