Tallahassee's "Change for Change" aims to help homeless children

Change for a Change
Posted at 6:33 AM, May 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-20 17:05:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tallahassee leaders are urging residents to participate in  "Change for Change," an endeavor aimed at helping hundred of local homeless children.

Change for Change allows Tallahassee utility customers to add a monthly contribution to their utility bill that goes directly towards helping homeless families and individuals in the community.

According to City Commissioner Gil Ziffer, there are more than 550 homeless children in Tallahassee and the number of families facing homelessness continues to grow. Children make up twenty percent of the Tallahassee's homeless population. These kids may go unnoticed, however, because they go to great lengths to hide what they may consider to be an embarrassing situation.

Residents can apply for the "Change for Change" program by visiting, or by calling  850-891-4968.