Amid increased complaints about Baltimore's "squeegee kids," the Downtown Partnership is paying for unarmed guards.

Mike Evitts, a spokesman for the business group, said the monitors will be stationed along President Street and Conway Street during peak hours. Those are where the partnership is hearing the most complaints.

The guards' presence isn't meant to be punitive, but to ensure the safety of both kids and drivers. They're set to be in place early next week.

Evitts said the group also plans a text message donation campaign allowing people to donate to local charities serving the homeless.

Late last month, one man had his rear windshield shattered while stopped at Hamburg and Russell streets after he refused a windshield wash. He called 911, then waited 15 minutes without an officer response.