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#VendorWeek 2020: Seattle street paper Real Change challenges local celebrities to try being vendors for a day

Real Change celebrate #VendorWeek with their third annual Day of Heroes, a chance for local celebrities to partner with Real Change vendors to try for themselves to sell the Seattle papers.

Pay It Forward: The Big Issue’s newest initiative helps vendors earn more with reader resale

The Big Issue partners with digital bank Monzo to create a new revenue stream for vendors: every reader has the opportunity to resell the magazine.

#VendorWeek 2019: CEOs put on their vests and pitch in for The Big Issue Australia’s selling event

One of The Big Issue Australia’s annual #VendorWeek traditions is their CEO Selling event. This year, over 100 Australian business leaders from an array of companies and organisations took to the streets with vendors to learn about their work.

Homeless World Cup Legacy Project: “It has completely turned my life around”

A year on from the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow, the tournament is still changing lives. The Legacy Project has helped event volunteers – all of whom had experience of homelessness or substance abuse issues – to continue improving their skills and confidence through sport. INSP met volunteer John Mooney, who is now a tennis coach.

Big love in Oz: vendor Trevor gives thanks for his second chance at true romance

This Valentine’s Day, read about how Trevor and Ellen have The Big Issue Australia to thank for bringing them together for a second chance at big love.

INSP’s UNCOVERED street paper cover exhibition launches with a message of “dignity and love”

Street paper vendors were at the heart of a message of dignity and love at the launch of INSP’s street paper cover exhibition UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue, hosted in Glasgow.

#VendorWeek interview: Mark and Ann share vendor life in Melbourne and Denver

Vendors Mark and Ann shared their first ever Skype chat in honour of #VendorWeek and found out they have more in common than they first expected.

#VendorWeek road trip: Surprise’s Swiss tour to promote vendors

This week, Surprise staff will pile into the back of an old VW van for a #VendorWeek promotional tour of Switzerland. The travelling exhibition will feature vendors’ stories, choral performances, alternative city tours – and free tea and cake.

Readers join their vendors to sell Big Issue North for #VendorWeek

In nine towns and cities in the north of England, Big Issue North readers will take to the streets to support the street paper this #VendorWeek.

#VendorWeek interview: James and John share two sides of North American vendor life

They’re both North American street paper vendors, yet over a recent Skype interview James and John – from Montréal and Portland respectively – discovered that Canadian and American vendor life can be very different.

Real Change leads rally against hate in exceptional year of uncertainty

Seattle street paper Real Change has made a passionate call-to-arms to its readers and supporters to join them in protesting against hate against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s first days as U.S. president.

Still giving Denver’s homeless a Voice after 20 years

The first issue of Denver Voice was put together on a single typewriter. Now it’s celebrating 20 years, and offering employment to more than 4000 people.