Do you live in Nashville? Have you seen the folks on the street that are selling newspapers? The paper is called the Contributor. What you may not know is these folks are NOT homeless, they used to be. They are not selling free papers, they had to purchase them for .25 cents and they sell them for $1.00 and the profit is theirs to keep.
Here are a few more things you may not know about these folks:
- The Contributor is sold for $1.00 and they can not solicit tips, or solicit donations for The Contributor by any other means.
- They can not SELL THE CONTRIBUTOR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS AND/OR ALCOHOL.
- They agree to stay off private property without permission
- Their badge, sign, and official contributor gear (bags, aprons, shirts etc.) are the property of The Contributor and must be worn at all times.
- The Contributor strives to be a paper that covers issues surrounding homelessness and poverty – while providing a source of income for homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
- While vending, they agree not to sell any other goods, services, or products