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Missoula program raises $12K for homeless

   MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- About $12,500 has been donated to the Poverello
Center as part of a plan to discourage panhandling in Missoula.
   The Downtown Business Improvement District of Missoula and the Mayor's
Downtown Advisory Commission donated the money Wednesday to the center's
Homeless Outreach Team.
   The money was collected at Real Change Not Spare Change carafes placed in
downtown Missoula with the goal of encouraging people to donate to programs
that assist the homeless rather than giving spare change to panhandlers.
   AP-WF-10-13-12 2209GMT

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