Liverpool people are being warned that misplaced generosity could be condemning beggars to an early death. A hard-hitting campaign Your Kindness Could Kill is being launched to advise people not to give money to people begging on the city’s streets. It points that many of those who beg have drug or alcohol addictions and the money they receive from passers-by goes on feeding these addictions. Instead people are being encouraged to donate to local charities which can provide lasting support.
LCVS is one of the partners of Your Kindness Could Kill campaign, along with Citysafe, (Liverpool’s Community Safety partnership), Merseyside Police and City Central Bid. LCVS will collect and distribute money to the following local charities that support homeless people: The Basement Advisory Centre, The Whitechapel Centre, The Young Person’s Advisory Service and Liverpool Homeless Football Club.
Official collectors will be in the city centre on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons before Christmas and there will be collection boxes at locations around the city centre including at several city centre businesses.
For more information about the campaign go to http://www.yourkindnesscouldkill.org.uk/why-your-kindness-could-kill.htm