I'm trying to wrap my head around the concept of granting charity, and I can't seem to form this is one question. So, I'm going to ask a bunch of related questions:
- At what point does continually asking for charitable contributions become mooching (e.g., if I ask you for $5 for lunch two days in a row, is that mooching? if I ask you every day for a 2 weeks in a row, is that mooching?) ?
- Are there different thresholds for different situations (e.g., a stranger on the street asking for money for a few weeks in a row v. a family member asking for money for a few years in a row)? What factors go into setting this threshold?
- Does the person asking for charity have a responsibility to act appropriately (e.g., a homeless person asking for charity should be looking for a job)?
- Does the person granting charity have any say in the conduct of life of the person asking for charity (e.g., a family member asking constantly asking for money to be sent is living is a depressed city, can the family member granting charity, guilt free, impose a condition of moving on the charitable contribution?)?
-If you can be charitable, is there any reason why charity to family members ever be denied?
I don't expect answers to all of them. Your help is appreciated.