Donation boxes in Ashland to benefit homeless




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 ( ) 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.


Information from: Mail Tribune,