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Could Donation Meters Curb Panhandling?

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On a trip to the East Coast, blogger Brigham Yen discovered red donation meters that ask pedestrians for their spare change, which is then funneled to homeless services. Such meters are already in cities like DC, Philly, San Francisco, Orlando, and Miami--Denver raises $100,000 a year from such contraptions. "If we can also install these red donation meters strategically around Downtown LA, it could be the beginning of wresting some kind of control back to the public in dealing with the prevalent panhandling issue," Yen writes. [Brigham Yen, image via]