Campbell Poverty Q5
General job-skills training, shelter, and day care can be offered by non-profits. Their efficiency is much greater than that of government; so government should help with the financing, but not attempt to take over tasks being better performed by the non-profits. Non-profits should be exempt from many of the impact fees imposed on new home construction, and from government rules that impede their performing their functions. Second Harvest was twice told it had to pay volunteers more than the bag of groceries they were giving to those in need who wanted to do some work in return–because the value of the groceries, divided by the hours worked, was below the minimum wage! What was wrong with a person in need, who wants the dignity of giving something in return for what they receive, to be permitted to do so?