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Our vendors: Said (Scarp de’ tenis, Venice, Italy)

“I miss my family and my country. Scarp is all I have,” says Scarp de’ tenis vendor Said. He sells the street paper in Venice, Italy.

Mexico double winners at 2015 Homeless World Cup

Sombreros soared into the sky in Amsterdam when the men’s and women’s teams from Mexico claimed a double victory at the 2015 Homeless World Cup. But while two champions were crowned, over 600 players were winners.

Cardboard canvas

In 2014, American artist Willie Baronet drove from New York to Seattle buying the signs homeless people use to panhandle in what has become an ongoing art project. He spoke to INSP’s Seattle member Real Change about breaking down barriers and stereotypes with ‘We Are All Homeless’.

Exploring the Housing First model at Seattle’s 1811 Eastlake

Learn what happened when street paper delegates visited 1811 Eastlake, an innovative and somewhat controversial Housing First program running in Seattle.

The service keeping Australia’s homeless in clean clothes

“This isn’t just about washing clothes, it’s a catalyst for conversation,” says the co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry about Australia’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless, in an interview with INSP.

Washington street paper crowdfunds to give vendors Digital Hope

UPDATE: We’re happy to report that this project has been fully funded.  A Washington DC street paper is tapping into the creativity and sales experience of its vendors to help them start their own digital […]

Celebrating #VendorWeek 2015 with Mi Valedor: the world’s newest street paper

As INSP’s #VendorWeek continues around the world, a ground-breaking new project is on the verge of launching in Mexico City. Mi Valedor is the world’s newest street paper.

Cape Town athlete runs 400km for The Big Issue South Africa

During Brandon Finn’s punishing 400km run from Johannesburg to Hattingspruit in the South African province of Kwazulu-Natal, the first hour on day eight was the toughest. His lungs burned with each breath, his legs felt like lead […]

Boston student crowdfunds to secure Homes for the Homeless

A Harvard University student believes crowdfunding could be an answer to helping homeless people in Boston find housing and employment. Inspired by his year volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, pre-med student Showly Nicholson […]

Philadelphia pizzeria feeds homeless one slice at a time

A dollar-a-slice pizza shop in Philadelphia has encouraged its customers to give over 9,000 free slices of pizza to the homeless. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza owner, Mason Wartman, started up a Pay It Forward scheme in […]

Check out The Contributor vendors on canvas

A painter in Nashville has raised money and awareness for his local street paper, INSP member The Contributor, by painting portraits of its vendors for a charity exhibition. When Ryan Wagner moved to Nashville two […]