Contributions to the science of charity

9781130755183: Contributions to the science of charity

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...and work-rooms in turn were embodiments of suggestions and requests coming back to the Board from our Visitors, and not provided in advance of such. We have been occupying for five years, as tenants, a building which we fitted up in very much the same way as the new Bedford Building is fitted up, and in which our Central offices, Central Laundry, workrooms, etc., are now located under a twenty years' lease. In the Bedford Building, which we own, we were not able to make a great many changes that seemed to us improvements. The changes we did make are really of minor importance. That tells you better than anything else how satisfied we have been with the plans evolved five years ago. Besides the building which we lease, and the Bedford Building which we own, we need one more building, but shall have to wait some years for it. The three buildings together would give us a triangle with about two miles distance on each side, three centres of work from which we think we could take care of our work in good shape for a good many years to come. We should not change the scheme or plan of the buildings in any way that I can now think of. As to the general interest in Brooklyn in the Bureau of Charities, I should say it is steadily increasing and in a wholesome fashion, but our supporters are more among the middle and less wealthy classes than among those of the largest means. This is wholesome for the future while it drops the financial burden on a few for the present." "On The Friendly Visitors' Opportunity." Charities Review For April, 1898--p. 328. "Day after day and week after week," writes Alfred T. White, "our friendly visitors came back to us saying, 'This man or this woman says he cannot get work, but would take it if he could. Wh...

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