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 […]

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 […]