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: COVID Restrictions: Denver Lifts Outdoor Face Mask Requirement
“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: COVID In Colorado Springs: New Shots Advised For Those Vaccinated At Spa
Milliner says the meters means more of that spare change goes to programs to combat homelessness rather to panhandlers.MORE NEWS: PHOTOS: ID Verification Company Shares Pics With CBS4 Of Costume Masks Worn By Unemployment Fraudsters
LINK: Denver’s Road Home