Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Real Change Vendor


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Out in front of a Pioneer Square cafe, a Real Change vendor waits for customers. Here in Seattle this is the "street sheet" that impoverished or homeless people can obtain for $0 .35 a copy and sell for $1.00 to raise personal income. There are 200 vendors throughout the city who make the paper available in front of popular businesses.

5 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photo brings home the fact that not everyone is living at the same income level. And I think it is nice that the Real Change newspaper exists enabling those who want to, can earn some money honestly. Nice photo.

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Kate said...

The alternative presses are doing a brisk business everywhere, or so it seems, and they often take on the news that the regular media ignores. This newspaper certainly is needed in more than Seattle; many cities would benefit, I think, if there were more of this kind of information outlet.

Geologychick said...

That's really awesome! Cool pict and good story to go along! Thanx!

Mike said...

I am really enjoying the portraits. Seattle really is a nice town to people watch.

REENblack said...

Great picture and information! That is encouraging that at least one city is doing something to help people that really need it!