People often face the homeless on our streets, and make a choice as to whether or not to hand money to them.  Spokane's Union Gospel Mission has posted an excellent articles on how to help a panhandler.  (see below)

Additional Resources

"FREE TIP SHEET:  How to Help a Panhandler, a Step-by-step guide to helping homeless people you encounter on the street," posted by Spokane's Union Gospel Mission. 
1.  Treat them with dignity.
2.  Give them food/supplies.
3.  Direct them to a shelter. 
To learn more, view

"Panhandling:  To Give or Not to Give?", by Barbara Comito, The Impact, "Give Real Change," The Union Gospel Mission Inland Northwest,