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131. IdeaSpark: Homeless Vending Machines January 10, 2007

Posted by Matt Fleming, PsyD in IdeaSpark*, Service.

I came across this IdeaSpark via Idea-a-day.com. Sounds like a good one. Day 2324 by Daniel Black

“Design a vending machine that contains items such as hot drinks, blankets, and food and which uses tokens instead of money. The tokens would be available from the majority of stores and people could give the tokens to the homeless safe in the knowledge that their gift wouldn’t be spent on drugs or alcohol.”


1. SparkBugg - January 10, 2007

Makes me think of giving gift cards (from food joints). For tokens or gift cards, we will just have to hope that the recipients don’t trade them for drugs and alcohol.

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