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Mission Statement

Since the publication of the first issue of Spare Change News in 1992,we have pursued a three-fold mission for addressing homelessness:

  • Produce a product, the Spare Change News street paper, that homeless and low-income people can sell with dignity;
  • Provide a way for low-income and homeless people to showcase their talents and tell their stories by publishing their work and paying them for their contributions; and
  • Educate the general public about the issues and realities faced by people living in poverty.

Description

Spare Change News vendors --our salespeople-- buy the paper for $0.25 per copy and sell it for $1.00, earning the balance for themselves; they also often receive tips, so the work can provide a good supplemental income. More important, the job offers good preparation and practice for other work, with a bonus boost to self-esteem.

Writing and producing the paper requires the effort of many volunteers: writers, editors, designers, photographers, and distribution and office staff. all supported by charitable grants and individual donations. We receive no government assistance.

We welcome college students, community members, and our readers as volunteers.

Website

http://sparechangenews.net/

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