It’s really cold out right now. My dh and I live in B.C. where it usually just rains all the time.
Right now tho’, there is no rain and the skies are a beautiful bright blue - very sunny. The problem is - no clouds mean no warmth and I’m worried about the homeless.
In particular, the teenagers my dh sees every morning huddled around a gas station near where we live. These kids are aged about 12 - 20 and they don’t seem to have any warm clothing or a home to go to.
I’ve been knitting hats and scarfs and I’d like to give them to these kids. The problem is - I don’t go out at 6 a.m. - still dark, still very cold - bad neighbourhood… my dh takes his speed walk at that time and he’s told me about these kids.
Is it possible for me to just go down there and hand these things out? Will they be offended or offensive?
I don’t see them during the day when I sometimes manage to get out of the house. They just seem to be there during the p.m. and early a.m.
I expect the gas station owner chases them away.
I am fairly shy and not all that well…
p.s. I did give a whole bunch of tams and scarfs I crocheted one year to a local storefront for the homeless and later found out that none of my things had been distributed. I know the things I did were warm and cozy… I wear them myself… so I don’t understand what happened there.