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This spring, we invite you to Stand Up for Storytelling!

Donate today to help us raise $25 000 to keep our peer storytelling programs going strong. 

At Megaphone, we have seen firsthand how storytelling by people with lived experience of poverty and homelessness can change the story on poverty. When people tell their own stories, they humanize complex issues and challenge harmful stereotypes. 

In 2021, Megaphone is creating a new avenue for storytellers to have their voices heard, through our Community Journalism Mentorship program. This program pairs peers with professional journalists for a six-month mentorship to support them as they write on assignment for Megaphone magazine.

Megaphone vendors and Speakers Bureau storytellers, Jules and Nicolas, are excited to be the first participants!

$35 pays a homeless or low income person for their contribution to Megaphone or Voices of the Street

$70 buys 15 disposable cameras for our Hope in Shadows community photo contest 

$150 pays a mentor to support Nicolas and Jules to learn the fundamentals of journalism 

$350 trains and inspires 20 low-income and homeless individuals with a free writing workshop

Empower 175 Low-income people in Vancouver and Victoria.

Please note: Your tax-deductible donation, made to Hope in Shadows Inc. (Charitable Registration #888360104RR0001) through this page, supports the charitable work of the Hope in Shadows charity.

Hope in Shadows is a charitable organization creating positive social change for people and communities impacted by poverty and marginalization. Their projects empower, educate, and provide training to low-income people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and beyond. Hope in Shadows' flagship project is the annual Hope in Shadows photography contest and calendar. Hope in Shadows also works with Megaphone Magazine to do this charitable work.

Thank you for your support!

Who's donating: from Vancouver, BC, Canada donated. Thank you!
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