Donation boxes in Ashland to benefit homeless

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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is installing three donation boxes downtown that ask people to drop in money instead of handing it out to panhandlers.

Signs will say "Give a hand up, not a hand out to those in need."

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/wuxwRn0 ) the donations boxes were approved by the city council. The donations will go to St. Vincent de Paul because of its work helping people escape homelessness.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/