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Speak Up Magazine

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Our mission: To produce a “street magazine” that provides a source of income for vulnerably-housed people and increases public conversation by covering issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.

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Matt Matt
I am the Executive Director of Speak Up Magazine, and have been since June 2009. I oversee the development of a "street magazine" that gives a voice to people on the streets, and coordinate the homeless vendor program, in which homeless individuals sell the magazine and earn money. I also… More
Noah Noah
My job title is Writer for Speak Up Magazine. My work involves reporting on Charlotte events, writing up profiles on the vulnerably housed vendors, connecting with new vendors and supporting current staff, volunteers, and vendors. What I like about my job is I get to meet and befriend individuals… More
Peggi Peggi
I have volunteered at Speak Up for over two years. I enter financial information, edit copy, proofread, write articles, take photos for the magazine, help our vendors when needed, answer phones...whatever needs to be done!

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

William from Charlotte, NC

I have a mowing business and need a pressure washer to make a livable income in the winter.

Reel Men Mowing needs a pressure washer so we can increase our income and not end up on the streets come Winter. More

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$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2013

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

I'm ready to work but my glasses prescription's old. I need an eye exam and new glasses to get a job

I can't see well enough to pass cashier math tests. 2 employers promised to let me take the exam again after I get new glasses. If I pass, I can work! More

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Rodney from Charlotte, NC

I'm a student at Strayer Univ. I need help with class fees for my BA in Business Administration.

I'm on a payment plan but I need help with 1/2 the class fee. When I pass, I'll qualify for financial aid for the rest of my classes toward my BA. More

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Andrea from Charlotte, NC

I'm working hard to stabilize my income & need to accept credit cards to increase sales

I'm a magazine vendor. Many customers don't carry cash, so I need a tablet, credit card reader, and internet hot spot to accept credit card payments. More

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

Working hard towards financial independence. A phone will help to expand my business.

Staying in touch with my supporters & processing payments by phone will allow me to support myself and help me as I work towards permanent housing. More

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18 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

My landlord wouldn't turn on the hot water. I need a security deposit for a new home.

I've found a room where I can afford the monthly rent on the income from my 3 jobs. I need help with a security deposit to move in. More

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2015

Renee from Charlotte, NC

Dentures are vital to my job success, health & stability! I need a new set.

I sell magazines & talk with hundreds of people daily. I cannot successfully do my job without the ability to talk & smile freely. More

Validated by Peggi from Speak Up Magazine

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