#VendorWeek

#VendorWeek 2017 runs from 6-12 February, across the world. 

Read about our international celebrations here.

INSP #VendorWeek is an annual celebration of the 10,000 street paper vendors around the world. Each one of these men and women – in 35 countries – is using their local street paper as a way to work themselves out of poverty.

During the first week in February, our international programme of events, activities and social media action pays tribute to their hard work, as well as challenging perceptions of poverty and homelessness.

Street papers around the world celebrate in many different ways. You can read all about it over in our news section.

UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue

10 February – 9 April 2017
The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Launched for #VendorWeek, UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue is a brand new exhibition shining a spotlight on the creativity, stories and people behind the street paper movement.

Read more here.

#VendorWeek 2016 in the UK

As in 2015, INSP partnered with The Big Issue and Big Issue North to stage a week of promotional and fundraising events in the UK.

Throughout #VendorWeek, well known faces hit the streets across the UK to sell their local street paper.

If you’d like to support these guest vendors you can still sponsor them here. Or donate to support INSP’s global work here.

#VendorWeek 2015

#VendorWeek 2015 celebrations took place at street papers around the world, as well as online – with thousands of people showing their support.

Online, the #VendorWeek hashtag allowed street paper supporters new and old to speak together across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With 15.5 million timeline deliveries on Twitter, it carried the street paper message far and wide.

2015 also saw street papers in the UK, Australia, America, Denmark and Switzerland hosting guest vendor events.

In the UK, guest vendors sold The Big Issue and Big Issue North for an hour in a sponsored challenge to raise money for INSP’s work, increase sales for the magazines, and boost vendor morale.

INSP’s work is supported year-round by donations from people just like you. If you’d like to support INSP in helping vendors around the world, donate now.