Don’t let the colorful parking meters in downtown Tucson fool you. They are part of a serious attempt to help homeless men and women. The Tucson Change Movement unveiled the repurposed parking meters painted blue on Wednesday morning, highlighting its plans to distribute 20 of them throughout downtown.
When Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza used his debit card to make the first donation to the city’s giving meters earlier this month, not all of his $100 contribution was earmarked for charity.
Even though University of Mississippi students didn’t arrive in Oxford until the second week of August, parking meters took in a record amount of revenue for the month.