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Thursday, August 31st, 2017 | In the News

Cincinnati meters now collecting charitable donations

CINCINNATI — New parking meters are popping up on curbs around Cincinnati, but they’re not for paying to park. The city and several organizations are teaming up to help give back. “What we're trying to do is raise money that will go directly to provide outreach services for people on the streets,” said Senior Communications Manager [...]

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017 | In the News

Donation stations look like parking meters, but the money helps homeless people

CINCINNATI -- They may look like parking meters, but some new bright yellow meters around downtown Cincinnati aren't for parking. They're called "donation stations." There are five of the stations around the Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. It's a way to confidently give to local homeless people.

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017 | In the News

Local Homeless Population Climbs Slowly

An annual report on homelessness in Hamilton County is turning up some surprises. The Strategies to End Homelessness survey finds the number of people living in shelters or on the streets only climbed by 1.3 percent last year. Executive Director Kevin Finn says that's a lot less than other cities.

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 | In the News

The newest way to donate? By bright yellow parking meter

Five parking meters in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine have been reincarnated to serve an entirely new purpose: functioning as one-stop "Donation Stations" collecting funds for local social service agencies. The City of Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and the City Center Development Corp. (3CDC) have partnered to repurpose the meters to serve as vessels for charitable contributions [...]

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 | In the News

Morning News: Mallory endorses Simpson; Metro holds meetings on bus route cuts tonight; someone will always be watching Ohio’s medicinal weed

If you’re squeamish for some reason about giving money to folks on the street, now there’s a way you can help people without having to actually interact with people. Five re-purposed parking meters downtown will now be used to accept donations for local social service organizations. [...]

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 | In the News

Parking meters become ‘donation stations’ for people who are homeless

Five parking meters are being repurposed in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine to collect donations for local social service agencies serving people who are homeless. The special meters will accept coins or credit cards just like other modern meters throughout the city. [...]

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 | In the News

Sidekicks to give homeless children something that’s all theirs – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

'It gives them a chance to be a kid' CINCINNATI -- Some toys are worth much more than the sum of their stitches and stuffing. Just ask Jamie Maier and her best friends, the husband and wife team of Andy and Macy Meyer. The three University of Cincinnati undergrads are the creative force behind Sidekicks [...]

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Friday, July 7th, 2017 | In the News

How local groups plan to end youth homelessness by 2020 with help from youth who have lived it – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

Draft plan due to HUD by July 13 CINCINNATI -- Shawn Ingle knows what it’s like to be homeless as a teenager. That’s why he has been working with two local nonprofit organizations to try to eliminate youth homelessness in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. “I really don’t want any other homeless youth to be in [...]

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | In the News

Family homelessness surges during the summer, and local shelters are trying to help – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

Numbers increase by 42 percent when school is out CINCINNATI -- David Wells served his country, worked as hard as he could throughout his adult life and paid into Social Security every step of the way. But it has been nearly impossible for the Vietnam veteran to support his family on the $950 Social Security [...]

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 | In the News

Look For New Cincinnati Murals On Homelessness, Flying Pig, Spelling Bee – Hannah Vorst Shaffer, WVXU Cincinnati

Several downtown buildings are in for a new paint job this summer as ArtWorks spends its 21st year making Cincinnati more colorful and in turn, more beautiful. On Monday Vice President of ArtWorks Colleen Houston and Mayor John Cranley announced the beginning of the ArtWorks season. They spoke at the site of the “Faces of [...]

June 12th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments