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Saratoga drop-box program called a ‘win-win-win’ so far

The drop box outside G. Willikers on Broadway in Saratoga Springs has been painted like a hamburger. So far, more than $2,300 has been raised through the drop-box initiative. (Ned Campbell/Gazette reporter)
The drop box outside G. Willikers on Broadway in Saratoga Springs has been painted like a hamburger. So far, more than $2,300 has been raised through the drop-box initiative. (Ned Campbell/Gazette reporter)
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The spirit of the holidays has taken on an unusual form outside G. Willikers toy store on Broadway — a metal box painted to look like a hamburger. The box is one of 12 creatively painted drop boxes installed around the downtown area in mid-August with a goal of reducing panhandling while making it easier to donate to the city’s shelter services. It’s drawn the eyes of children who visit the store with their parents, ...

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