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The Contributor creates economic opportunity with dignity by investing in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and poverty

LATEST ARTICLES


What's good? New print publication looks to share only positive stories

What's good? New print publication looks to share only positive stories

By: Chris St. Clair

With terror, strife and hatred often dominating today’s headlines, news outlets can become hostile e ...

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April nonprofit spotlight: End Slavery Tennessee

April nonprofit spotlight: End Slavery Tennessee

By: Carrie Horton

If you drive down Interstate 24 West towards Nissan Stadium, there’s a billboard you can’t miss righ ...

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Christian Bale still hates your business card in 'American Psycho'

Christian Bale still hates your business card in 'American Psycho'

By: Joe Nolan

American Psycho is a 2000 film that throws-back to the go-go yuppie year of 1987. That’s the year th ...

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Sesame Street's newest muppet has autism

Sesame Street's newest muppet has autism

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

The newest resident on Sesame Street is a character with autism. Julia, a cheery 4-year-old with bri ...

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


A mother of 3, Shawna is working toward permanent housing

A mother of 3, Shawna is working toward permanent housing

By: Riley Kellum

Contributor vendor Shawna is a young woman whose life has been hard. But her past – which includes f ...

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After surviving a horrific accident and robbery, Ken has pieced his life back together

After surviving a horrific accident and robbery, Ken has pieced his life back together

By: Riley Kellum

Ken J. has been selling for The Contributor for nearly three years, and his story is quite unique. T ...

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Sharon increased her sales by 20 percent in one year through hard work, loyal customers

Sharon increased her sales by 20 percent in one year through hard work, loyal customers

By: Riley Kellum

Sharon H. has been selling The Contributor since its early days in Nashville, and she has played a l ...

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After years of addiction, June has stayed clean and is looking for permanent housing

After years of addiction, June has stayed clean and is looking for permanent housing

By: Riley Kellum

Formerly homeless vendor June P. has been selling The Contributor on Belmont Blvd. for three years. ...

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