Raising funds to print the Denver VOICE for one month!
Join in as we strive to eradicate homelessness through the power of street newspapers.
Upa: We did it! We raised 49% more than we set out to, ensuring that the VOICE and its vendors can enjoy continued success! Thanks for all your help!***
I will begin describing the purpose of this project by first sharing a music lyric with you.
I sing the song because I love the man, I know that some of you don’t understand…
Neil Young, The Needle and the Damage Done
The purpose of this project is to support the creation of jobs for the poor, to stand up and represent those who are being oppressed.
The purpose of this project is to help those human beings that are “hurting” emotionally, spiritually, and physically…
The purpose of this project is to strive to help eradicate homelessness.
We will reach our goal through several mechanisms simultaneously.
First we will contact our donor database through a series of emails and social media connections. The donor database for The VOICE approximates 400 in total size, with 308 possessing email addresses and our Facebook group has 477 members.
Additionally, this fundraising effort will be conducted for 30 days beginning on November 1st. The November issue of The VOICE will feature an article pertaining to this fundraising event and our goal of raising a single month's printing cost.
At the distribution office, when the November Issue is released to The VOICE’s vendors, they will receive an orientation on how to vend November’s Issue; specifically how to inform the public that the fundraising event is in full swing and to read about it in the current issue.
Finally, we have a matching donor, The Del Corazón Foundation, who will match every dollar that we raise one to one.
If we raise our goal of a single month’s printing of cost of $2,484, The Del Corazón Foundation will then match this with their own $2,484, and we will have raised $4,968, or enough proceeds to pay for two months of printing expenses for The VOICE.
The VOICE, Denver’s non-profit street paper, covers topics from poverty and homelessness, to editorials, poetry, essays and original art created by people who are now, or have been, living their days and nights on the street.