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Business Backs City’s Homeless “Donation Station”

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(photo courtesy: City of Las Vegas)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials are launching an effort to get corporate sponsors to put up $1,000 a year to underwrite the cost of maintaining curbside “Donation Station” collection spots to raise money to benefit the homeless.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and businesswoman Julie Murray of Moonridge Group Philanthropy Advisors marked the effort Tuesday with a ceremony at a parking meter-style device that Murray’s company is sponsoring atLas Vegas City Hall.

Officials say that since launching a “Donation Station” program in 2010, more than $10,000 has been raised to benefit regional homeless services through the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.

Plans call for meters to display the sponsor’s logo while the city provides maintenance and collection services.

 

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