Re: help me out!
There was a couple today with a sign outside the Wal-mart/Sams club drive. They were raising $$ to get to Arizona by fixing (specifically) bulls eye glass chips. I would imagine they bought a fairly inexpensive kit. They must be charging very little though. They tried to get David to trade them a sandwich for glass repair. That was about 6 weeks ago (or more). At the rate they are going, it will take forever to raise up enough $$ to get to AZ (if they are going).
Your sign could read "help me put a roof over my kids heads" or similar. Or you could just tell the truth. "Working for a bus". I vote for the truth, but that's me.
BTW, we don't "help" out folks with signs or panhandlers. Not after learning about that guy in Signal Mtn (Chattanooga TV did a story on him... he was pulling down some big bucks panhandling). Then there was the guy who spent a month at the Kimball exit (I24) trying to beg enough $$ to get to FL where he "had a job waiting"... then he got as far as the East Ridge exit in I75 (60 miles away) where he was stuck for about 2 months.