I live in a very upper middle income to affluent area of NE Florida. Each spring and summer there are kids seeking donations for their youth traveling baseball programs. This really galls me. Before you think I’m a grumpy old man, scrooge or curmudgeon, hear me out. They are not selling cookies, candy or raffle tickets nor are they washing cars to raise funds. They are asking for donations. They live in this affluent area meaning that their parents can probably foot the bill. These are not disadvantaged youth. They are, by and large, fortunate children of some means. Yet here they are asking for a “handout”. Now “handouts” to the less fortunate, disadvantaged is frowned upon by many folks in this area’s demographic. It just seems inappropriate and hypocritical. I was taught to be generous to the less fortunate and have no issue with donations for a truly worthy cause, etc.