Change of Heart pilot program ends after just $300 diverted from panhandlers

  • Rebecca Villegas

  • Jane Clement

  • A "Change of Heart" sign is seen at the intersection of Kaiwi and Luhia streets in Kailua-Kona in November 2021. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A Hawaii County pilot program to divert spare change from panhandlers to nonprofits is coming to an end.