What is Panhandling?

Panhandling can be described as solicitations for donations or donations in exchange for nominal labor. 


Panhandling is prevalent in every city in the United States. The City of Lowell's new program will help spread the word of the available services that the city provides to its community members. It is okay to say no to panhandlers and resist giving lose change to those asking. We say this because it will encourage citizens to reach out to services like the Lowell Transitional Home or Lowell Community Health Center for assistance. Your change should be going somewhere where it can be used for the better, so make a change to change other peoples lives by partaking in Lowell's "Change for Change" project.