A few months ago, Suzanne Kilroy was working the streets of Vancouver, struggling to leave the sex trade. But once she had her story published in Megaphone, a new world opened up for her.
Suzanne felt a great sense of pride knowing people were reading about how she had overcome abuse and was working to improve her Downtown Eastside community. And after becoming a vendor, she found a new way to make a living.
"My relationship with Megaphone started when they published my story about trying to exit the sex trade," says Suzanne. "It was really awesome and it really opened some doors for me, really turned my life around... Now I'm healthier, I make a profit and don't have to work the street."
This holiday season Megaphone is looking to raise $10,000 so we can keep changing the lives of people like Suzanne. With your support we'll be able to publish the paper, work with marginalized writers, and train new vendors to sell the magazine.
Megaphone provides a voice and an economic opportunity to homeless and low-income people while building grassroots support to end poverty. By selling the magazine, vendors can build their self-esteem and overcome barriers such as homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Please help us empower our vendors and Vancouver's marginalized residents with a donation of $25, $50, or even $100 today!
Your donation will help ensure that everyone in Vancouver has a voice.
Thank you for your support.