My afternoon job is to transport the Salvation Army bell ringers. They all get a little more than minimum wage and this may be the only job opportunity most of them could handle. They are all very nice, but also very poor souls. They all have a story of why they are down and out, and it's amazing how they don't judge each other in the least. We have a great time between stops and it often times resembles the TV show "Cash Cab"
Here is a tip. If you want to do something besides throw a few coins in the kettle, buy the ringer a cup of soup or coffee, or a sandwich.