When I first walked through the doors of Real Change, I had no idea what to expect. I knew that I was in a dire situation where hopelessness and helplessness reigned supreme. I didn’t think that I could sell anything. Little did I know that the paper sold itself, that amazing and wonderful people who were familiar with the paper would be my saving grace.
I cannot express how honored I am to be a part of Reader Appreciation Week. Vendors adoringly call our readers our customers, patrons, community and, yes, friends. They have had such an extreme impact on my life and livelihood.