City:’Give Real Change’ program raised $20k for homeless services
SPOKANE, Wash. — To date, the Give Real Change program has garnered $20,000 in donations for homeless services, Mayor David Condon said Thursday.
The City of Spokane launched the program in 2017 as a way to encourage community members to donate without giving money directly to members of Spokane’s homeless population.
The program offers several ways to donate, the most visible of which are the signs and orange parking meters spread throughout the city. Community members can donate change and members of the homeless population can access services.
The money raised goes to local agencies that work with members of the homeless population every day. SNAP was the first organization to receive funds, given a $5,000 check by the mayor on Thursday.
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