Tag: Vendors

  • AIDS Walk 2016

    AIDS Walk 2016

    I had fun on June 5, 2016, the day I participated in the AIDS Walk 2016. We started at the Boston Esplanade and went in one huge misshaped circle back to the Esplanade. I saw friends from both the Boston Living Center and the AIDS Action Committee. I didn’t have anybody from Spare Change News […]

  • Thank you for partnering with us

    In May of 1992, a group of homeless men and women decided to work together to better themselves. With a stated goal of “showing that being homeless didn’t mean that you were worthless,” this circle of friends willed Spare Change News into existence with the help of a man named Tim Harris who now runs […]

  • HAND UP: Report surveys Spare Change News' vendors

    HAND UP: Report surveys Spare Change News' vendors

    Spare Change News under the Homeless Empowerment Project (SCN/HEP) umbrella has always prided itself on helping the homeless by giving them a hand up rather than a hand out. By giving the homeless an opportunity to become self-employed, the homeless get more than a job with a wage. They are given the support of a […]

  • LAST WORD: Larry Thomas

    LAST WORD: Larry Thomas

    Larry Thomas sells Spare Change News in one of Boston’s most bustling spots: outside of the 7-Eleven on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing, across from the Old South Meeting House. The downtown crowd is a colorful blend of Freedom Trail tourists, wealthy residents from the local high rises and groups of homeless people who mingle […]

  • LAST WORD: Beatrice Bell

    LAST WORD: Beatrice Bell

    It’s the morning of Good Friday at Spare Change News, and Beatrice Bell, one of the newspaper’s longest-serving reporters, is telling me an amazing story. At the age of seven, after a terrible asthma attack, she found herself having one of those life-changing experiences that are called, in the literature, “near-death.” For three days, which […]