United Homeless Organization , the sidewalk tables collecting change – has been shut down. The change was not being sent to Homeless charities or soup kitchens. The funds were split among the people paying $20 to man the table for a shift and the organizers of UHO. They were making well over $100,000.00 a year and founder Stephen Riley and director Myra Walker have been accused of using “the money to fund personal shopping sprees at the GameStop, Home Shopping Network, Bed Bath & Beyond and P.C. Richard, as well as their monthly cable bills.”
I would make a terrible criminal, these kinds of things never occur to me…
If you want to give change and make a change – go directly to the charity of your choice or their website. Give where you can see the money in action. Take a personal investment in your financial investment – even if it is just pennies.
Already other “Agencies”, “charities” and “fundraisers” have set up shop.