its really cold in canada - try to look out extra for folks you see on the street in this weather / cops being horrible mention Show more
Giving people money is basically giving someone a reason to be indoors for as long as it takes to have a coffee or a meal without being accused of loitering.
even though im really anxious about talking to strangers, i can still drop money in hats/cups/wtv.
but i also just saw something about toronto cops pouring cold water on homeless folks and their belongings in our recent -22 weather. so also you can get waterproof emergency blankets pretty cheap at canadian tire and sporting goods stores. i think they're usually 5-10 bucks a pop and they are small and easily folded up to fit in a pocket, easy to have on hand to give someone if they could use for it. can be used to protect the person or their stuff, their choice.
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