'Change for Change': Long Beach parking meters collect money to help the homeless

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Friday, October 4, 2019
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The "Change for Change" parking meters collect more than $25,000 a year, and all of the money will go toward helping the city of Long Beach house homeless individuals and families.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- An innovative effort is underway in Long Beach to help the homeless - and it's not going to cost anything extra.

All you have to do is slide a quarter into a parking meter decorated with the words "Change for Change."

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That simple gesture can put someone on the road to recovery from homelessness.

The meters usually collect more than $25,000 a year and all of the money will go toward helping the city house homeless individuals and families.

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