The article states that the Denver mayor's office has set up "parking meters" for you to deposit your "spare" change into instead of giving it to panhandlers. This money is donated to programs to help the homeless. "It tells you that if you put $1.50 in the slot, you will have provided a meal for him and not subsidized his addiction by putting the money directly into his hands."
One thing I like about this premise is that the money in Denver is going towards additional housing, not emergency shelters, which don't do much.
Of course, it doesn't eliminate the annoyance of people asking you for your change, but it might be a better solution than the buttons. Which I do realize was hypothetical.
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I have to put together a 3-4 page brochure to advertise an apartment building we're about to sell. It needs to be "professional looking". This is what I was given as an example. But I have no clue how to make something like that; I've searched up and down Google and Word templates and haven't come close to anything either. Help? I'm no good at graphic/document design, I just need a spiffy-looking template I can muck around with. If you can help me, thanks so much.
Round one- Cookbooks.
I'll be selling more books and household stuff over the next few weeks, so, if you like random books,cds, artsy weird stuff and household gizmos, keep in touch, photos and postings for those will be coming soon.
Happy Hump-day everyone!
Please spread the word! We're less than 2 weeks away and need all the help we can get!
Hope to see you there!
d i s r u p t i o n is a queer event aimed at making more queer events accessible to folks in our community. This is a two day mini- conference with an evening event of music and performances. We want to have conversations about ableism within the queer community and learn how to be better allies. d i s r u p t i o n is about starting to really examine the various divides that happen within the queer community and at large.
Please visit the website for info on workshops, volunteering and more! This will be updated a lot as new info comes, so check back regularly and join the e-mail list.
Now I have a different question. I have a bunch of junk that I want to get rid of -- old clothes, toys, stuff like that. I don't want to have a garage sale or try to do the free-on-Craigslist thing, I just want to take it all somewhere and drop it off.
Can anyone recommend alternatives to Goodwill?
EDIT: I feel sort of unenthusiastic about Goodwill for three reasons. One, their prices seem pretty high. Two, I don't see very many visibly disabled people working there. Three, their chief officer was investigated by Oregon's attorney general in 2005 for making too much $$$ for a nonprofit worker.
Goodwill might be great, but in the last few years it's been seeming less-great, so I was just hoping someone could recommend an alternative.
And once more, I won't be there this month, but y'all have an awesome time. :D
We're looking for a few good crew members to help out with every aspect of setup and breakdown for the event. With dozens of shows, workshops, salons, and gallery exhibitions, there is an opportunity for everyone to help out. It's very easy to earn free passes for shows with minimum work-hours, in addition to merchandise discounts
and the chance to work alongside your favorite artists.
This year TBA:07 runs from September 6-16; setup and volunteer opportunities are from September 1-17. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://pica.org/programs/detail.aspx?eventid=202.
There is a volunteer meeting tonight (Wednesday) from 5:30-6:30 PM at PNCA. No reservations required, just show up!
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Buy stuff! Please and whatnot!
"I think we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals," the Knick point guard told Capital News 9, an Albany TV station. "You know, from what I understand, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."
I have a shower curtain rod that has pulled out of the drywall in the house I'm renting. The drywall needs to be fixed and the curtain rod re-anchored to the wall. It looks like a pretty straightforward fix, and since the landlady is buying I'm not gonna do it myself.
I'd love a recommendation or two of the "who ya gonna call" variety. I just need to get an estimate and get it done. If you do this kind of stuff, that would be even better as DAMNPORTLANDERS ARE VERY TRUSTWORTHY!
So, yeah, there's that.
Thanks in advance.
Thank you all you worldly and smart portland people.
I've got the system, two remotes, one nunchuck, wii sports, and all the necessary cables and such.
It's in near perfect condition, no scratches or marks or anything on it or the wiimotes/nunchuck. Barely been used.
Looking to sell it for what I got it for, which was $250. Would cost $300 new cause of the second wiimote.
Going to post it on craigslist, but figured I'd give you guys a headstart since you've been so helpful :)