Thursday, December 29, 2016

Recycling Parking Meters for Charity

Cities have employed outdated parking meters to collect money for charities and other causes for many years.

A new strategy makes parking meters set up for credit and debit card-enabled meters giving donors the option to use their card to give in larger quantities.

In San Diego, the program has been successful for specific charities, including the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s Movin’ Home campaign.

Athens, GA, has been using four of its retired parking meters to collect donations for the homeless since 2003 … the existing meters gather around $400 every six months…

New Haven, Conn is among the latest to install the meters , meant to generate supplemental funds for homeless services

Denver install edthe meters in 2007. Other cities with meters include Pasadena, California; Indianapolis; Orlando, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas.

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