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Public not using donation boxes

Panhandling deterrent boxes get average of $44 a month

Posted: December 24, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.

A sign attached to the side of a "Change for the Better" box along Capitol Ave. in the downtown. Donations to the boxes has fallen short of expectations.

In 2008, in an attempt to cut down on the number of people panhandling on the streets of downtown Little Rock, officials with the Little Rock Downtown Partnership and the Southside Main Street Project placed 28 “Change for the Better” donation boxes on well-traveled corners.

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From the above information it seems this "partnership program" is costing about 10 times as much as it is bringing in. How much of this bill is being paid by taxpayers?

Posted by: Kajon

December 24, 2012 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )