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So this is about all the Facebook and kijiji ads asking for help , mostly single mothers asking for donations and stuff . I am talking from my personal experience (10+) .

When you are making a request for food or anything else pretending single mom or dad , you are taking the rights of people who are actually in need . Some of you have cash for drugs and alcohol and still asking for food donations that’s doesn’t make any sense .

Why can’t you spend that money on groceries and people who actually in need can get help .am sick and tired of this .so please be real when asking for help.

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  1. I’m guessing 10+ experiences is the amount of times op has tried to help. And this isn’t about people Actually in need, this is about people posing as struggling parents (hence them sayjng “pretending mom or dad”) but are lying and taking advantage and taking that help away from those who DO need.

    Can’t say how they know these people are doing this, but I don’t doubt for a second that people are doing this and good Samaritans should be aware of dishonest people.

    So, just a suggestion, maybe read the entire post before jumping down their throat.

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  2. Tip for anyone who cannot afford food – get rid of your cell phone… my landline is under $20 a month. Also disconnect the internet… and yes.. after my first husband died and I was very low income I lived without a cell phone and without internet!

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    • Cost effective, yes. School effective, not so much. Communication with the school and teachers these days is often via app. You pay fees on line, things are going paperless. Every year I’ve resisted tech for my kids school is a year I’ve missed something or f-d something up. This year it was bus registration. My kids need access to google drive, etc, for school work, including homework. It’s a techy world, and internet really is a necessity.

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    • You can still go to the school and do you sign ups. It is the law.
      If you must do it online then the school will provide the internet and computer.
      It is law.

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    • You can do it at the library, too. I’ve done it. It’s a huge pain in the ass…internet service is important these days, and it’s not going anywhere, like back in time.

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    • Shelley Lohr Shelley Lohr says:

      I got rid of cable and bought an andriod box kept the internet and downloaded an app that worked on wifi for a phone. Theres other ways to function in this life and still have some luxuries.

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    • Cellphones are mandatory for most jobs. It’s not only people without jobs who need help from time to time. I work and still have needed help before. My cell phone is required for me to keep my job and I cannot get rid of the Internet because of the type of plan I signed up for when I first got my contract years ago. My plan is as far down as they’ll allow me to have it. To pay less I’d have to buy out my phone contract for over 300$. Just because a person has Internet access and a cell doesn’t make them not legitimate when they need food assistance or say help with clothes or household items

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    • Tanisha, if it is needed these devices are provided for you by government. There is no need to pay a phone over groceries etc…real bills just because…If it’s a real need it will be paid for you.

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    • I have a cell phone that i bought cash for 80 dollars. it isn’t an iphone but it does all the things one does. i pay 10 dollars every 3 weeks and i have 200 minutes and texting.

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    • if your job requires you to have a phone they also should pay for the plan

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  3. Charlene Piche I did read the whole post (before you jump down my throat for having an opinion about their opinion…just a suggestion). Why does this person need to warn anyone? Are we stupid? Do they think we must be? They’re also not the only ones who may have donated to someone who didn’t need it? What kind of fool (or over exaggerator) has that happen to them 10+ times?!

    How about we think about the children that might go without instead of the possibilities of the adult asking for the help? I don’t give a shit what the adults do ,if the kids are eating a turkey dinner they didn’t have before. Denying people things they need doesn’t change lives.

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  4. Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

    Jody Mitoma… just a question… why allow these posts, or rather so many of them? With Christmas coming, you know there will be way more of them. Honestly, do they give a Shoutout? Do they provide any actual and factual information?

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  5. When I see these posts, I do creep their fb and see that most of the posters have 200 or more friends. My question is why can’t their friends help them out instead of complete strangers?

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    • Normally cause the family is either tapped out of has already tried to help a million times.
      My family tried to help a younger girl with a baby. The family was all over us.
      One, telling is their daughter was lazy and tjat is why she is broke. And two, that they wanted the money and help I was offering as They were guardian.
      Apple don’t fall far from tree.
      Let the support services do their jobs.

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    • Stay away from people who struggle with poverty, addiction, illness, and family dysfunction. Seriously, stay away from them you do more harm then help.

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    • With that being said, I have helped out where I could when I personally felt it was legitimate. I’m talking about the ones who are posting for handouts every month.

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    • Ignore them. You have no right to judge a persons needs. You have no right to ridicule a person asking for help. Change in circumstance doesn’t happen over night. Leave the people who say they are in need alone.

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    • ^I think that is what she is saying;) haha

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  6. The parents fuck up over and over again and we, as public, are expected to bail out the kids over and over?
    How about send the kids to the tax supported foster care system or many of the other tax supported programs that are available for these children.
    If you have children you can expect the world to raise them for you.

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  7. Kathy Rybock Kathy Rybock says:

    WOW. Judgemental much?

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  8. Pretend to be a single parent? Sounds like you are assuming. How would you even know what someones situation is over the internet?

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  9. Micheal Williamson it’s not the kids fault their parents suck. If someone asks for help there are two options: say yes, say no. Since we know nothing about anyone’s actual circumstances when they’re asking for help, why bother justifying a “no” with all this speculation about the people asking? Does it make the OP feel better about themselves to anonymously be a grinch in public media and have public support? Who’s the real asshole here?

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  10. You are.
    Putting your expectations on everyone else.
    You do you. Let everyone else do them.

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  11. Micheal Williamson isn’t that what I’m saying: say yes, say no. Why all the speculation unless it’s “fiction circle time” on Shoutout.

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  12. Shari Heiser Shari Heiser says:

    While I feel that way sometimes, I tell myself we are all doing the best we can. My best may not be their best, but they have to live with themselves. As do I. Try not to judge or be jealous, live for you within your values.

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  13. It is only ok to say something if it fits in the confines of what is acceptable to you?

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  14. You’re trying to say I’m saying that, but what that’s what you’re saying (since you are engaging with me on my opinion). You can say as many things as you want, I may answer to your opinion. No one said we had to agree.

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  15. How about you mind your own business. You dont know for sure what people are going through. Fucking keyboard warrior

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  16. I’ll take the chance of being able to help someone in hopes that they’re being honest and in need.
    If not, so be it. Can’t stop being a kind person because of few bad apples!

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  17. Ok seriously!! “10+ experience in what? Being a curmudgeon?” Hahaha. That comment for the win!

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  18. Mac Simm Mac Simm says:

    Why dont YOU ignore the FB and other ads and make a donation for the foodbank?

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  19. Tara Adams Tara Adams says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. .give and be blessed…Or..Don’t ..either way..save your judgement. .and just be Kind.

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  20. We all just need to pay it forward .

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  21. When I see an ad like that on kijiji I look at their other posts. 70% of the other posts contradict the posters plead for assistance. Scammers everywhere.

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  22. If someone is humble enough to ask for help, i’ll give it if i have it. i dont know if they will turn around and sell it or use what they saved for whatever…i’m not psychic. I would hope that people that ask are needing. If you don’t want to give, you don’t have to. I feel good giving. I feel shitty learning later on that they used it for whatever, but does one example make the whole community? do what you want. no one is forcing you to give.

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  23. I agree with christa….. it’s about the kids ….ALWAYS!! It’s never the kids fault!! Do it for the kids! They don’t deserve a hard life…. no kid does!

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