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FREO NOT DONATING TO HOMELESS BOXES

Posted in charity, city of fremantle, homeless by freoview on February 3, 2017

The five colourful Donate Without A Doubt collection boxes for the homeless the City of Fremantle installed around the CBD are less than successful.

The CoF reports that $ 8747.00 was donated to St Patrick’s in 2016 and half of that is the dollar for dollar match by the City.

It means that less than $ 12.00 a day was collected from the public in the five boxes, or $ 2.40 per box.

There is also little evidence it has helped to reduce beggars in the CBD.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on February 4, 2017 at 6:08 am

    The donation boxes cost $ 1,500.00 each, so a total of $ 7,500.00.

    Roel

  2. Lionel said, on February 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    It also means that if you subtract the cost of building and installing these things, they have made a loss (even when you include the CoF donation matching).


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