NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents may have noticed signs emblazoned with the words "Make It Count" affixed to a handful of parking meters around the city.

The Make It Count Meter Donation Program is a new initiative launched by the city that provides an innovative way for local agencies to fund critical programs, thanks to the kindness and generosity of meter feeders.

The program provides an opportunity to directly assist the network of agencies and organizations dedicated to serving those in need. Donations at these red meters will help by providing the resources needed to make a lasting and meaningful impact.

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Donations can be made with coins or credit/debit card.  Coins can be inserted directly into the red meters (just as you would with a parking meter), or as a safe, secure transaction with a swipe of your credit or debit card. You can also make a donation at any time using the ParkMobile app.

The City's many social service partners include providers of shelter, food services, prevention programs, mental health services and more: 

HEART Homeless Program (Elijah's Promise)
Meals on Wheels
New Brunswick Warming Centers
Christ Church New Brunswick Food Pantry
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
Ebenezer Baptist Church Ministry Soup Kitchen
Ozanam Men's Shelter
Bayard Street Presbyterian Church
Deliverance Prayer Revival Tabernacle
Five Loaves Food Pantry Store
Puerto Rican Action Board
Seventh Day Adventist Church
Salvation Army Emergency Services
Sharon Baptist Church
St. Alban's Church Food Pantry
Suydam Street Reformed Church
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Vanessa's Pantry and Emanuel Lutheran Church
Board of Social Services
New Brunswick Prisoner Re-Entry Program
New Brunswick Counseling Center