Homeless Parking Meters

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A new program that raises money for the homeless by encouraging people to put coins in old parking meters has added to a total of $84,000 collected so far in a fund raising campaign.

People have put about $2,000 into three dozen special parking meters along sidewalks in downtown Denver. Each meter also has a yearlong sponsor donating one thousand dollars.

The parking meters were installed early last month.

Another $23,000 have been raised through donations to canisters at Denver-area King Soopers grocery stores.

The money goes to programs through Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's Road Home initiative -- a 10-year effort to end homelessness.

The parking meter program is modeled after one in Baltimore. The idea is to put the money instead of giving it to panhandlers.

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