Give Real Change

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Give Real Change is a supporting initiative of the ninth goal of The 2025 Plan:  End Street Homelessness in Downtown Minneapolis.  To learn more about The 2025 Plan please visit

What you should know about panhandling:

  • Giving a few dollars to an individual on the street is not a long-term solution. 
  • Contributing the same amount to an organization working to end street homelessness can make a REAL difference.
  • Aggressive panhandling is illegal in Minneapolis. To understand when panhandling becomes a crime please click here

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