Parking meters to benefit the homeless (Channel 7 WXYZ)

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DETROIT (WXYZ) – More parking meters are scheduled to go up in Greektown this year. The meters are spray painted by popular artist Shades and are going to be used to collect donations to help the homeless. These meters are part of the Detroit Donates program created by the Greektown Preservation Society, Downtown Detroit Partnership […]

Parking meters to collect spare change for Detroit’s homeless (Mlive)

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DETROIT, MI — Former Detroit coin-operated parking meters are being brought back to life. A new charity drive is bringing uniquely colorful refurbished parking meters to the sidewalks of downtown Detroit, and the lobbies of some businesses, to collect money to combat the city’s homeless problem. “Giving spare change to panhandlers is akin to giving […]

Greektown meters to bring change for homeless (Detroit News)

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Antonio “Shades” Agee, a graffiti artist who once tagged the city with his creations before the Detroit Institute of Arts and the corporate world discovered him, is transforming plain Jane meters into colorful collectors for charity dollars. The meters, part of the Greektown Preservation Society’s pilot project, Change Detroit, are being installed on sidewalks in […]