Port Orange asks residents not to directly support panhandlers

Signs urge people to 'keep the change'

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The city of Port Orange is asking residents to keep the change and not donate to panhandlers.

The city has installed 25 signs in the past week to get its point across, according to the Port Orange Police Department. Residents and guests can see them scattered across the city. 

Instead of donating to panhandlers, the city is encouraging people to donate to local charities.

“We are committed to helping our community maintain a high quality of life,” Port Orange City Hall officials wrote on Facebook. “With everyone’s help, we can have a positive impact on this issue."

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