Author Archives: Spare Change News

Spare Change Vendor Remembered

The following is a lightly edited letter from Sumner McClain about Isaac Crawford, a Spare Change News vendor who recently passed away.   I met Isaac Crawford several years ago in Porter Square where he was selling Spare Change News, always with a smile. He introduced himself as “Ike,” and I shared my name, Sumner, with

SCN Fall Gala

It’s time to buy tickets to the Spare Change News “Celebration of Empowerment” Fall Gala! Tickets are $45, and the event will include a cash bar and silent auction, and will support our mission of helping homeless people to recognize their power and take charge of their lives. Click here to purchase tickets.

Thank you for supporting our cookout!

Photos by Erika Hinton We didn’t let the rain spoil our cookout on August 11! Our vendors, board members, and supporters joined us inside the basement of the Old Baptist Church to welcome our new executive director, Mimi Bouchouar. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and showed support!  

Annual Vendor Cookout Coming to Cambridge

The Homeless Empowerment and Spare Change News will host its annual vendor cookout Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, located at 1151 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.   If it rains Saturday, the cookout will go ahead as planned, inside the church building. HEP/Spare Change News is welcoming Mimi Bouchouar,

Sponsor a Spare Change Vendor!

If you want to help our vendors stay warm this winter, you can order them some winter gear directly though our Amazon wish list here: This year we have 22 vendors who have need of winter gear that will enable them to sell papers in inclement weather. We are handling this event a bit