Panhandling Campaign (Video)

The county has launched a campaign in an effort to help provide resources and services to panhandlers. Residents throughout Montgomery County are asked to give a hand up, not a hand out. Councilmember George Leventhal has been instrumental in advocating on this issue.

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Panhandling Initiative (Photo and Video)

County Councilmember George Leventhal (speaking) and County Executive Ike Leggett on Sept. 9 announced a new initiative to address panhandling in the County and improve safety. “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out.”  Also at the launch of the program were Director of Catholic Charities John Enzler, Executive Director of Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless,  Susan Sinclair-Smith,  and Executive Director of Bethesda Cares Susan Kirk.

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (at the podium) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on September 9 announced a new initiative to address panhandling in the County and improve safety. “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out” encourages people to text donations to social service charities rather than to give cash to street-side panhandlers soliciting for […]

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"Give a Hand, Not a Handout" Campaign

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Updated: County Councilmember George Leventhal and County Executive Ike Leggett announced on September 9 a new initiative to address panhandling in the County and improve safety called “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out.” The initiative encourages people to text donations to social service charities rather than to give cash to street-side panhandlers soliciting for unknown […]

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