Our girl scout troop as our "service project" adopted a family for Christmas. All of the girls in our troop came from families of modest means so it took most of our troop funds to purchase gifts for the two kids, the clothing the mom had requested, a holiday meal, a basket of pantry staples and $100 in cash that we were going to use after visiting the family to pay a bill or buy a needed item.
We arrived as a troop to a house in the SAME neighborhood income level as our troop and to our absolute disgust, a brand new car in the driveway, a tree that was buried under presents, a gigantic flat screen television (the likes of which none of us could afford) and 2 kids in designer clothing. After catching sight of our faces the mom announced that she was signed up for EVERY program available as she was a "single mom" and it's soooooooooooo hard being a single mom. Um yeah.... obviously...
We left her with the bare basics (the clothing and the holiday meal) and left her screaming mad and calling the organization that given us her name. One of the moms knew of a family that was struggling so we went over there, gave them the rest of the items, paid off her back electric bill with the $100 in cash we had and had a couple of the dads come replace the glass in a boarded up window. The mom was beyond grateful and in tears (her husband had passed away suddenly).
I don't have an issue helping someone who truly needs help, I do have a problem with those who go around with a "Poor pitiful me, I DESERVE everything I can get my grubby hands on" attitude.