Today my five year old told me his four year old playmate mentioned to him that his family doesn't have any food. I know they are struggling, but don't know how much. I don't know if don't have any food means they don't have money to buy food or just need to go shopping. I'd slip them some $$ or a giftcard, but I don't want to offend them. They work very hard!! Probably people that struggle but don't qualify for help. Should I let it go,or slip something in their mailbox (anonymously)? maybe just keep my ears open for more clues, which just feels nosy?
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You are a very kind person.
I agree with you. I think you should slip something into their mailbox. Other options would be (1) since some people celebrate halloween ( I don't) but it would be the perfect 'opening' to give them something without embarrassment. You could give them a gift card or monies & tell them to get the kids some snacks for halloween. I'm sure they would get some groceries & be ever grateful to you. (2) Or you could say someone gave you a gift card & you are not going to use it & give it to them. This would also be away to give without causing embarrassment.
I'm sure others here have helpful ideas.