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It's ok to say no to panhandling and yes to giving

TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO PANHANDLERS

  • Politely say “No” or “Sorry.”

  • Help homeless people who are working to get ahead by purchasing a REAL CHANGE newspaper. For more information, visit www.realchangenews.org

  • Instead of giving spare change, ask a Downtown MID Ambassador dressed in yellow and blue to refer the panhandler to food and other resources.

  • Aggressive panhandling is illegal. If you feel threatened, call 911.

  • If you’d like to help people in need, donate to any of these organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

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