Author: Caroline Mcheffy

  • Book Club for the Homeless: 'Things Worth Discussing'

    Caroline McHeffey Spare Change News Since last September, I’ve been in touch with the Oasis Coalition, an organization that helps to empower and give a voice to the homeless and poor of Boston. My volunteer work there started through my school, Suffolk University, and I was quickly serving at their Monday night dinners on a […]

  • Vendor Profile: 'You Have To Realize it On Your Own'

    Caroline McHeffey Spare Change News Mike Valasunas, a North Shore native but longtime Boston resident, has been a vendor on and off with Spare Change News for 20 years since its inception. Mike sought involvement with the paper in 1992 while staying in a shelter with James Shearer, one of the paper’s primary founders. Valasunas […]