There are a dozen new blue boxes around downtown Louisville that leaders hope will curb panhandling and direct money to organizations that help the disadvantaged. Called Positive Change, the program allows you to drop in money that will go to the Coalition for the Homeless. Boxes are located along Main, Fourth, and Jefferson streets.
Last year, we called for a similar program enacted a couple years ago in St. Louis called Real Change that used old parking meters to collect change, but these boxes appear to have a couple distinct advantages. They won’t clog or jam and they accept paper bills for those without coins. Perhaps this pilot could eventually expand to other neighborhoods around Louisville.
Have you given to the box yet?