Spokane announces Give Real Change Program for homeless solution

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon and members of Spokane City Council, along with service providers, will launch the Give Real Change Program next Tuesday afternoon during a news conference at 1:30.

As part of the campaign, Give Help/Need Help signs and orange meters will be installed around town.

The program encourages people to give to a more holistic homelessness solution. Give Real Change will provide new opportunities for people to donate spare change to homeless services when they see someone who is homeless or panhandling on the streets.

The campaign benefits a collection of community service providers that administer and coordinate shelter, outreach, job placement, and training for people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Spokane funds more than $12 million each year in homeless services and committed more than $500,000 this summer to the 24/7 emergency shelter system.

Details about the news conference are below.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 5, 2017         

WHERE: Southeast corner of Post and Main, near Red Robin

TIME:  1:30 p.m.