The new Give Change That Counts aims to strengthen the community and reduce the need for panhandling by our homeless population throughout the area. The fundraising campaign will help establish day centers throughout the area that act as safe havens and resource centers for those in need and will help improve the coordination of local resources with the goal of reducing the populations need for panhandling. “This is an incredible effort by our community to change the way we give to panhandlers by providing them more resources and ways of getting the help they need,” said Mayor Van Johnson. We are asking that instead of giving to panhandlers on the street, you Give Change that Counts and help our efforts to increase available resources for those in need.” The campaign is an initiative led by the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless in collaboration with Chatham County, City of Savannah, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Downtown Business Association, Tourism Leadership Council, Downtown Neighborhood Association, Savannah Economic Development Authority, and Savannah’s Waterfront. More information and ways to support and donate can be found on the Give Change That Count website. The campaign is also using their Facebook and Instagram accounts to provide updates and information.
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