100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#35 Posted on March 19, 2012
Each week participants in this challenge write a 100 word story using(and including) the prompt for the week. The prompt for the week is “… the red box …”. You can use the link above to join in this fun challenge~ or you can click on the badge in my sidebar. It’s fun ~ and quite a challenge for this very wordy perennial optimist. My story today is completely true.
“Red Boxes to Help Them
We met our friends at a restaurant in Tempe. There were red parking meters all up the block. By the street was a sign that explained the parking was free throughout the downtown area. Any coins placed … in the red boxes… would be collected by an organization. The red box money is then distributed to the homeless, in exchange for them not panhandling tourists. The system called Give Change for Change works. People were just putting money in the red boxes gladly, even if they weren’t parking. What a beautiful idea. When given the chance to be generous ~ they always are”.
There is more information about this program Here : http://activerain.com/blogsview/613656/downtown-tempe-gives-change-for-change