Panhandling ordinances impact annual Penny Drive



Posted on April 24, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 2:29 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Spokane Guilds' School Foundation said city ordinances in Spokane and Spokane Valley have limited some crucial fundraising events.  

Fundraisers like the "Kids for Kids" Penny Drive and regional firefighters' "Fill the Boot" have been restricted because of a 2010 ordinance in Spokane Valley and a 2012 ordinance in Spokane. Both of the ordinances prohibit the solicitation or collection of money from city streets.

The Spokane Guilds' School Foundation said the ordinances have limited access to Penny Drive donation sites in the county. They originally had 18 sites for the fundraiser and now they are down to 13 which is a 28% decrease.

The foundation will have donation drop-off sites throughout Spokane County on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2013 Donation Drop-Off Sites                            Location

Washington Trust Bank/Wandermere                   438 E. Hastings Rd.
Spokane Guilds’ School                                       2118 W. Garland Ave.
Country Homes Blvd/Wall                                    Intersection
Francis/Nevada                                                    Intersection
Francis/Ash/Maple                                               Intersection
Mission & Hamilton                                             Intersection
Monroe/Indiana/Northwest Blvd.                          Intersection
Liberty Lake                                                        Safeway & Albertson’s

                                                                           (1233 N. Liberty Lake Rd.)
Sullivan & Sprague                                            Walgreen’s Parking Lot
57th/Regal/Inland NW Bank                               Intersection
Windermere Real Estate/Manito                         29th & Grand
Cheney Masonic Lodge                                     106 College Ave., Cheney
Deer Park                                                           Double Eagle Pawn Parking Lot