Parking Meters to help the homeless

Helping your change make a change . Denver Parking Meter Program : Denver’s Road Home has been implemented in other cities as well. Instead of giving change to panhandlers – will donors can drop change into special and distinct Parking Meters and the funds are used by shelters and homeless service agencies.

Denver has 86 meters and already collected $100,000.00. and panhandling has decreased near the meters because the market for panhandling is not there.

In Oregon it is called the Change for Change program.

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Read more:

http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1045510_in-some-cities-feed-the-parking-meter-feed-the-homeless

http://www.denversroadhome.org/events.php?id_cat=21

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-17-parkingmeters_N.htm

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