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Twenty Years and Still Growing Strong


Your support of our Winter Fund Drive changes lives and helps us build for power

Real Change depends upon reader support to create immediate opportunity for approximately 800 vendors every year.

Your reader support helped us win sixteen first place regional journalism awards in 2014, and has made us one of Seattle’s most respected community news outlets. 

Because of you, Seattle’s homeless crisis has moved near the top of the city agenda, and is finally getting the attention it should. 

When City Council recently convened to hear budget testimony, vendor Susan Russell was there to speak for the needs of unsheltered homeless people in Seattle.

“We are like you,” Susan said.  “I had a job.  I helped build Safeco Field, the Seahawk Exhibition Center, and the West Seattle Bridge.  Then, an uninsured motorist rammed my car and took away my trade.  After two years, I had no cushion left.”

“I was on the streets for six years.  I was beaten.  I was robbed.  I was raped.  Please, please, do not sweep the unsheltered homeless under the rug.  It is a death sentence.”

As a Real Change vendor, Susan Russell has found the work, housing, and supportive community that she needs to begin the healing process and be safe.

Real Change is a survival strategy for the most poor and a catalyst for social change.  We make an immediate difference in people’s lives while we organize and build for power.

With your support of our Winter Fund Drive, Real Change will …

• Reach new readers and engage new communities.
• Use new technologies to build an activist newspaper for the digital age.
• Bridge the race and class divide to support a more united movement for change.
• Build the leadership and resources we need for long-term sustainability.

Last year, 1,793 generous donors contributed a total of $584,418 in support of our work.  Our goal is to raise $200,000 by December 31 to fund our plans for innovation and growth.  We raise this one donation at a time, with everyone doing what they can.

Click here to donate online now, or mail your gift to 219 1st Ave S, Ste 220, Seattle, WA 98104.

Your donation to the Twentieth Anniversary Winter Fund Drive is an investment in a strong, healthy Real Change that will be here for many years to come.  Thank you, from all of us at Real Change. 

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