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Downtown Streets Team Donation Meters Coming to Novato

Post Date:09/27/2019 10:25 AM

photo of donation meterThe City of Novato is partnering with the Downtown Streets Team (DST) on their "Put Your Change to Work" campaign—an initiative to help reduce panhandling in Novato through a meter-based donation program. "Put Your Change to Work" provides an opportunity for our community members to help those in need by donating spare change in any of five purple meters that will be conveniently located on Grant Avenue in the heart of Downtown Novato.

All donations made at these new purple meters will go directly to DST to help its members with permanent housing and employment, as well as incidentals such as medical care, clothing and other basic necessities.

In 2017, the City and DST began a partnership to provide our community's unhoused men and women with work experience and case management services. In addition to focusing on employment and housing, the program addresses environmental needs through sidewalk and street cleaning, and garbage and debris removal in Novato. DST's primary objective is to end homelessness.

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