DENVER (CBS4) – The parking meters used to collect donations for Denver’s homeless are going high tech.
Denver’s Road Home unveiled new smart meters for the donations on Thursday. Three companies donated 85 new meters. They will allow people to donate with debit or credit cards as well still dropping in spare change.READ MORE: Adams 12 Five Star Students & Staff Given COVID Protocol Guidance
“In total, Denver’s Road Home has raised more than $200,000 from the donation meters and additionally generated a lot of public awareness, which is key,” Bennie Milliner with Denver’s Road Home said.READ MORE: Colorado Eviction Defense Program Pushing For Better Protection For Tenants
Milliner says the meters means more of that spare change goes to programs to combat homelessness rather to panhandlers.MORE NEWS: Flood Damage Assessment In Larimer County Begins Saturday Morning As More Rain Moves In
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