I know it’s a cliche at this point, but — wow, this has been a difficult year. Through it all, I am so grateful to be a part of this community of vendors, volunteers, readers and staff.
This is a resilient team that truly inspires me. The Vendor Program staff have continued case management, launched a grocery and hygiene center and distributed cash cards to make up for lost vendor income. The newsroom has kept publishing the quality journalism we rely on. Advocacy won funding for public sinks. And so much more.
As 2020 draws to a close, there is a lot to appreciate. And, as always, there is work to be done.
Real Change will continue to offer low-barrier work and award-winning journalism. A new mayoral administration is in our future, and we will continue to fight for leadership that cares about all our neighbors.
When you make a gift today, you are investing in our shared vision of what this city can be: a place where housing is a human right, and all people are treated with dignity.
Thank you for being a vital part of our community.
This holiday season, consider making a gift directly to a Vendor through Venmo.
Real Change vendors work hard. They’re out there rain or shine, greeting their customers, selling the newspaper and working to keep Seattle informed.
To do our part to keep each other safe, we had to make the difficult decision to halt print newspaper sales for several weeks this year. Sales have been down for vendors as more readers are staying home, vastly impacting vendor income. This season, consider making a meaningful, direct gift to a vendor.
Thank you for your support. Stay safe, and have a happy holiday season!
Read more of the Dec. 23-29, 2020 issue.