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Panhandling Solutions in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake Prepared by

The Unique Charity (TUC):

The Unique Charity (TUC) “Give me $100. We’ll spend $80 of it on illegal drugs, beer, malt liquor, and cigarettes.” Would you support this charity?

Spokane Valley man (John Fisher) protests panhandling as a scam – Doug Clark:

Spokane Valley man (John Fisher) protests panhandling as a scam – Doug Clark 1. The guy said his name was Mike. 2. Mike claimed he made better than minimum wage panhandling. 3. Mike said getting a real job was for losers. 4. Whatever Mike was making, it was enough to afford a cell phone, from which he took incoming calls from a panhandling partner working another location. 1. Motor Mouth can't catch a break. 2. Motor Mouth had done four years in prison. 3. Motor Mouth has an anger problem. 4. Motor Mouth has many scars on the top of his shorn head that were put there thanks to "the po-lice."

Spokane’s generosity fuels panhandling problem – KXLY Report:

Spokane’s generosity fuels panhandling problem – KXLY Report Dozens of men women take to street corners across the city every day to panhandle, with the lure of easy money clogging intersections and triggering additional crimes . KXLY4's Jeff Humphrey reports. so did the homeless man that got his throat slash die ? and who was he. 47 is to young to die. let alone be homeless. but yes they need to stop panhandling it's out of control. KHQ-6 blog re. panhandling in Spokane Valley

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North of Spokane River, west of Sullivan Park

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North of Spokane River, west of Sullivan Park

Spokane Valley City Council Resolution 10-012:

Spokane Valley City Council Resolution 10-012 The Spokane Valley City Council is supportive of the educational outreach program being conducted by ChangePoint Spokane , which seeks to inform the general public about more effective ways to assist the homeless other than giving money to panhandlers . Similar programs have proven effective in other communities, and the City Council is hopeful this program by ChangePoint enjoys similar success.

Operation FREEDOM:

und help for the truly needy estrict panhandling areas (done by City Council) ducate the public nlist churches and NGOs to expand esignate one-stop services ffer help to homeless & transients ove toward regional consensus Operation FREEDOM F R E E D O M

1: Fund help for the truly needy:

Dollar Tree pilot project – 80,000 pounds of food for Spokane Valley Food Bank in 6 months One in three customers purchased an extra dollar item Expand fund raising to reach goal of $500,000 annually 1: F und help for the truly needy

3: Educate the public:

Web page coming Flyers to businesses for employees Flyers to churches, clubs, stores for members, visitors, customers Posters PSA announcements Television, radio, billboards – as funds permit 3: E ducate the public

Flyers for community distribution:

Flyers for community distribution To businesses for employees To churches and clubs for members and visitors To schools for children and their families Panhandling Challenges in Spokane County The three-part solution to reduce begging in the streets while providing help for those in our community who really need it

4: Enlist churches and NGOs to expand services for the needy:

Monitor panhandling areas offering “pocket cards” and transportation Provide meals, temporary housing Carve out projects where they can take the lead 12 churches taking the lead so far 4: E nlist churches and NGOs to expand services for the needy

Pocket Card to give to those needing help:

If you need: Food Clothing Emergency Assistance Counseling We are here to help 10814 East Broadway Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Phone: (509) 927-1153 Pocket Card to give to those needing help If you need a ride call: ChangePoint at 509-927-1153 ext 28 during business hours Mon. to Fri. 9am to 4pm.

Pocket Card to give to those needing help:

Please give to local charities Giving locally makes sense because you know where and how your charitable dollars are being spent. Local charities like Spokane Valley Partners understand and embrace the interests, needs and values of our community. Pocket Card to give to those needing help Support local stores that provide an easy way to donate at the cash registers to help the disadvantaged in our community.

5: Designate one-stop services for the disadvantaged:

In emergencies, call 911 For other needs, start with Spokane Valley Partners Efficiency – prevents duplication of services Effectiveness – professional and volunteer staff know where resources are available 5: D esignate one-stop services for the disadvantaged

6: Offer help to homeless and transients:

6: O ffer help to homeless and transients 80% of panhandlers are professional scam artists (national and local statistics) The other 20% need compassionate and/or professional help: bad decisions, mental illness, alcoholism, drugs, or bad luck

7: Move toward regional consensus:

We started with pilot project in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake We’ll move to regional solution for Spokane and Kootenai Counties We share information We work together on media 7: M ove toward regional consensus

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Sample Posters Developed by John Guarisco, MDI Marketing

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Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153 Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153

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Give change to a panhandler and they may not spend that money on food or shelter. GIVE to the social service agencies of Spokane County and you help pay for:  emergency shelter beds  programs that offer meals  food and clothing banks  support service agencies  alcohol and drug rehab  mental health agencies  job training Put your CHANGE where you can make one. Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153

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Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153 Give CHANGE directly to PANHANDLERS and you NEVER KNOW where it goes. Give to Spokane County SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES and your money goes to:  emergency shelter beds  programs that offer meals  food and clothing banks  mental health and support service agencies  alcohol and drug rehab Your spare CHANGE is more effective when it goes to the PROGRAMS that ASSIST the disadvantaged. Visit our website to learn how YOU CAN HELP.

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Spare change doesn’t help panhandlers. Real change occurs through social services that attack the root of the problem. If you want to give change that actually makes a change give to the social services that provide food, clothing, shelter, and a way off the streets. Visit our website to learn how you can help. Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153

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Spare change doesn’t help panhandlers. Real change occurs through social services that attack the root of the problem. If you want to give change that actually makes a change give to the social services that provide food, clothing, shelter, and a way off the streets. Visit our website to learn how you can help. Spokane Valley Partners [email protected] 509-927-1153

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Panhandlers aren’t What they appear Some make begging Their career Instead support Spokane Valley Partners ChangePointSpokane.org Operation Cardboard

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Your loose change Makes addicts worse Speeds the time To call the hearse Instead support Spokane Valley Partners ChangePointSpokane.org Operation Cardboard

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Panhandlers Need your cash To help an abuser Stay a user Spokane Valley Partners give real help ChangePointSpokane.org Operation Cardboard

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Offer money They will grab it Need your cash To feed a habit Better to support Spokane Valley Partners ChangePointSpokane.org 100 men needed for 2 hours in August for Operation Cardboard

Goal of this campaign:

To provide a positive alternative to giving spare change to panhandlers. “Give a hand up not a hand out.” To educate the public on the reality of panhandling in order to stop perpetrating it. Goal of this campaign

Goal of this campaign:

To improve safety and security in our community and improve the experience here for visitors and for our own citizens. To support social service agencies that provide fundamental resources to people in need. Goal of this campaign

Goal of this campaign:

To help get individuals on the streets (whether they panhandle or not) into a safer environment. To help the disadvantaged without resorting to more government or tax money. Goal of this campaign

Remember. . .:

Its NOT about saying “no” to panhandlers or about decreasing the public’s compassion to people who are homeless or disadvantaged. Change for the Better offers a way the public can truly help. Remember. . .

Here’s how you can make a difference!:

Become a Community Partner of ChangePoint Spokane by donating $52 a year ($1 a week) for the disadvantaged in Spokane County 10,000 Community Partners @ $52 = $520,000 annually to make a real “Change for the Better” Here’s how you can make a difference!

Here’s how you can make a difference!:

Consider becoming a volunteer with ChangePoint Spokane – two to four hours weekly or monthly Shop at Dollar Tree and buy an extra item for the Food Bank Pass the word on to FRAN ( F riends, R elatives, A ssociates, N eighbors) Here’s how you can make a difference!

For more information, please contact:

Spokane Valley Partners 509-927-1153 ext 28 For more information, please contact

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