Just when you start to think the world is a dirty, ugly, awful place, you read about parking meter donations raising $8,500 for the homeless. In San Luis Obispo, reports kcbx.org, special parking meters places throughout the city give residents and visitors a chance to help those in need by simply donating while they pay for their parking.
The meters are part of a pilot program called Change for Change that goes through April 2016.
The meters are also meant to help discourage people from donating directly to panhandlers: they are printed with the slogan “Change for Change – Handouts Don’t Help.”
The money collected was recently presented to the Friends of Prado Day Center by the City of San Luis Obispo, the Downtown Association and United Way.
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