Bob has been selling Vancouver's street paper for 20 years. The Megaphone vendor, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, often writes in the magazine about what it's like to live with a mental illness. And how it almost cost him his life.
For Bob, Megaphone is an important source of income and a great way to tell his story. But, more importantly, Megaphone has made him feel better about himself.
"Selling Megaphone has helped me build up my confidence and made me feel proud of myself," says Bob.
This year Megaphone is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Vancouver's street paper. And in order to keep supporting people in our community, like Bob, Megaphone needs to raise $12,000 this holiday season.
Megaphone works with more than 250 homeless and low-income people every year. Through our vendor and writing programs, we help give them an economic opportunity and a voice. We want to build on this great work.
Thanks to those who came out to our Night of Joyful Voices fundraiser, we're halfway to our fundraising target. But to reach our goal, we need your help.
Your donation will help:
- Vendors raise their standard of living (with training to increase their sales)
- More homeless people have an economic opportunity (by funding outreach)
- Raise awareness about social issues (by helping with printing costs)
Please make a donation of $50, $100 or even $250 and help strengthen our community today!
P.S. If you would like a tax receipt, please send a cheque made out to 'Hope in Shadows' to:
121 Heatley Ave.