$46,236 raised from 468 donors
Goal: $60,000 from donors
Street Roots


Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Bottom Line for Portland

Over the past year, 700 people in the metro area experiencing houselessness and/or poverty earned an income selling Street Roots. Those vendors earned more than $500,000 in 2017, and nearly 10,000 copies of our award-winning paper were circulated every week.

“Street Roots has kept me sane. How do you get back into it when you feel lost? Engaging with customers builds esteem because it’s their choice to buy from you. They ask how I’m doing and are excited for me. My customers are the best people on earth.”

—Kris, vendor

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