It is not begging the way I see it but rather an invitation to participate in a worthwhile cause/project.
Its not like he is going to just take that money and go buy himself a bottle of cheap wine or lysol, and only share it with his back-alley buddies...
I expect we will all benefit from the project, which I can share in a little bit by contributing a small amount of coin.
The donations will help me cover living expenses and pay more attention to my girlfriend whom has been heavily neglected the last 8 months.
^^^ This line threw me off on his request for donations is all.