The Real Change Movement. Heart. Help. Happiness.

Are you moved by the plight of the homeless? Wonder how best to help? As a community, we have the opportunity to take action and create lasting change.

Studies show that those who give to a good cause, who actively help others, are measurably happier. This principle is at the heart of the Real Change Movement.

The Real Change Movement is an initiative focused on raising awareness about the issues of homelessness and generating new funds to help make a difference. Its goal is to help provide homes for the homeless with the credit card and small change donations you make through our special donation meter program.* As a collaborative effort involving the City of Pasadena, Flintridge Center, Business Improvement Districts,the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Art Center College of Design, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and East West Bank, the campaign aims to harness the power of our community.

Integrating online and social media channels, grassroots outreach, and public service announcements, the Real Change Movement seeks to touch hearts and minds with a long-term, positive approach to a common concern.

If you're inspired and wish to contribute right this moment, simply click on the Donate Now button and experience the happiness of giving -- here and now.

*United Way of Greater Los Angeles, through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, will leverage the meter contributions to maximize their use.

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Meter Donation Program

A unique aspect of the Real Change Movement is the introduction of our meter donation program, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County. Generously donated by IPS group, these meters have been specially designed for our campaign. Our unconventional meters, symbols of help and hope, are easy to spot with their bright, bold orange look. Please check back soon for updates on our meter locations.

Meet Real Changers

Real people, with real heart, sharing in their own way.

Real Changer PSA


Chief of Police

Housing Director


Homeless Resources

Accessing Homeless Services

The following providers offer basic services including meals, showers, and bad weather shelter for the homeless every day of the year.

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A Helping Hand

Looking to do more? You can get actively involved as a volunteer.

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Stay tuned on the ways your donations have helped to provide permanent housing for the homeless.

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Success Stories

Discover inspirational success stories from people overcoming homelessness.

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Media Resources


Public Service



Radio PSA



Press Kit

Our Partners

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association

Meter Sponsorship

If you're a business owner or organization, your sponsorship support can make a real difference. Be actively involved. Here's how:

  • Sponsor a meter

    For $1500, you can sponsor a Real Change meter for one year. Your sponsorship includes:

    -publicity for you on our website

    -acknowledgement on the meter as sponsor

  • Host a meter

    Collaborate with us by having a Real Change meter on your premises with public access

Our Meter Sponsors

Art Center College of Design Fuller Pasadena Convention Center Centerplate Playhouse Paseo Colorado Old Pasadena Management District City of Pasadena Saeshe

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The Real Change Movement is coordinated

by the Flintridge Center in conjunction with the City of Pasadena.

For more information about the campaign, please contact:

Jaylene Moseley

Flintridge Center