Please watch this short video of Tony as he explains how he needs to panhandle to make ends meet.
Many people say that panhandlers only are after drugs or alcohol. But that simply isn't true. A job isn't always the best option for everyone (even if you could get one). Many people who struggle with alcoholism or drug abuse, if they get a job, they have a lot of money in their pocket and 40 hours of stress a week-- a recipe for relapse, if there ever was one!
Tony works when he can, panhandles when he must. He explains how much he might get and how the economy effects the amount.