Monday, August 27, 2007

Can you spare some change? - Part 2

Two weeks ago, we highlighted about an effort underway in Durham to encourage folks to give funds to organizations like Genesis Home - instead of panhandlers on the street. In Sunday's paper, correspondent Flo Johnston wrote about Rev. Gaston Warner's suggestions for compassionate response. In the story, Johnston discusses Warner's list of non-monetary items that are often useful to our homeless and hungry neighbors:

* Dinty Moore/Hormel meals
* Granola bars and prepackaged trail mix
* Vacuum-sealed bags of tuna
* Travel-sized toiletries, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
* Plastic-wrapped napkins, forks, knives, salt and pepper
* Bottle of water or juice
* Toilet paper
* A bag of socks

Check out Duke Chapel's newsletter for Warner's full story.