Parking meters to make change for Detroit’s homeless (Detroit News)

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Detroit — Repurposed parking meters throughout the downtown will be used to collect donations for nonprofits that serve the homeless under a new initiative launched Tuesday. The 17 meters, painted by 45-year-old Detroit graffiti artist, Antonio “Shades” Agee, mark the first phase of the “Detroit Donates” campaign in both public and private spaces. “Homelessness is […]

Battling Homelessness Using Sweet Looking Wi-Fi Enabled Parking Meters (Daily Detroit)

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These are parking meters that look so cool while serving a a good purpose that you’ll want to put money in. On Tuesday, Council Member Mary Sheffield announced a partnership with the Greektown Preservation Society to create Detroit Donates—a new initiative that will allow the public to donate funds to organizations that serve the homeless […]

“Detroit Donates” Places Parking Meters to Fight Homelessness

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Detroiters can now help fight homelessness though re-purposed parking meters. Detroit Donate will take all spare change fed into the special meters to support programs that tackle homelessness. City Councilmember Mary Sheffield announced the program Tuesday. She says donors will always know where the money is going with this program. “We need a 24 hour hotline, so that […]