Pasadena, CA — The Flintridge Center introduced the Real Change Movement donation meter program at a press conference held at Fuller Theological Seminary on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard, unveiled the first officially installed meter located at, and sponsored by, Fuller Theological Seminary, 180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.
The Real Change Movement is a new initiative, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County, to help provide homes for the homeless with the small change and credit card donations made through uniquely designed meters. The bright orange eye-catching donation meters also feature a smiley face, a symbol of help and hope. "The Real Change Movement is not just about generating donations. It's also about raising awareness about the issue of homelessness in our community and about changing the perception and attitude of the public. That's why we have launched a comprehensive public education campaign," said Jaylene Moseley, the President of Flintridge Center.
Through the meter program, 100 percent of donations received will be distributed to various service providers that work with the homeless. Donations can also be made via the website at www.realchangemovement.org. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles, through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, will leverage the contributions to maximize their use.
The Real Change Movement is coordinated by the Flintridge Center in conjunction with the City of Pasadena. It is supported by the following community partners: the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena City College, East West Bank, IPS and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The County of Los Angeles funded the comprehensive public education program which supports this initiative.
For more information, please visit the Real Change Movement website at www.realchangemovement.org.
[Flintridge Center: For more than 25 years, Flintridge Center has been improving the quality of life through innovative programs that combat the effects of poverty and violence in Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena. Flintridge's work and activities are creating profound and lasting change that shapes the community and its needs.]