Any person conducting a campaign or soliciting money, subscriptions and/or contributions for any charitable, religious, educational and/or benevolent purpose upon the street, in public places, buildings, and from house to house or by the use of telephone or otherwise in the City shall have and exhibit at all times when soliciting such funds a permit or certificate from the Board of Supervisors of Public Solicitation authorizing such person to solicit money, subscription and contribution for such purpose in the manner and at the time such solicitation or fund is made. Any person soliciting funds, subscriptions and/or contributions without such permit or certificate duly issued by the Board or in any manner not authorized by the Board shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. (1978 Code Sec. 24-5.)