I was put in a situation that really bothered me. Someone wanted to give BUT had to have the name and address so they could deliver the gifts themselves and expose poverty to their children. Although I’m sure there was no ill intended, it was representative of so many that feel they need to give and get glory from man. STOP STOP STOP.
The bible says: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“
Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ..” Matthew 6: 1 – 18