Initiative to Address Panhandling in Montgomery

The Montgomery County Commission, the City of Montgomery, and the Central Alabama Community Foundation will announce a giving initiative to address panhandling.

MONTGOMERY, AL – A press conference will be held to announce a new initiative, Give Smart Montgomery, that will directly address the issue of panhandling in Montgomery. The Montgomery County Commission, the City of Montgomery, and the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) are partnering together for this initiative.

The media briefing will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 3 PM at the Montgomery County Commission Chamber located at 101 South Lawrence Street. Council members, Commissioners, and community leaders will attend this announcement.

Panhandling has become an increasingly dangerous issue in Montgomery. Panhandlers place themselves in high-traffic roadways and intersections across the city and have been seriously injured and even killed. The County, the City, and CACF are committed to protecting these individuals. This initiative will highlight giving opportunities to protect and assist these individuals.

For over 35 years, the Central Alabama Community Foundation has been a valued community partner and resource for nonprofits and students in the River Region and Wiregrass. Through the generous support of individual and corporate donors, the foundation provides over $5 million in grants and scholarships each year that meet diverse community needs, supporting programs and projects in education, human services, health, cultural arts, and other civic concerns. Our mission is to create a better quality of life for those who live and work in the River Region for many years to come.

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Media Contact:
Cynthia Milledge
Manager of Public Affairs
Montgomery County Commission
(334) 451-0040
CynthiaMilledge@mc-ala.org

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