Have you noticed the brightly colored meters in Downtown New Haven? They're part of the Give Change to Make Change Program unveiled at a press conference on December 12, 2016 at New Haven's City Hall.
The program encourages the public to deposit change into select meters in Downtown New Haven and funds directly support outreach programs in the City. The program is meant to encourage people to "Say Yes to Giving and No to Panhandling."
Four meters have been installed in downtown New Haven already with 6 more scheduled to be installed after feedback from the community for additional locations. The.