make real change

helping the social service agencies that help the most

if your heart says "I want to help"

Place your change in a "real change" meter,
learn about the services we offer, or volunteer your time.

panhandling is not a solution....

When a person who appears to be tragically in need asks for help, giving them money is not the best solution

  • The person may not be homeless.
  • The person may not be in need of food.
  • The person may not be from our community.
  • Giving them money may actually discourage them from seeking the services that they desperately need.

We all want the citizens of our community to have decent housing, food, and medical care. Our community shelters and service providers offer solutions, not a handout.