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

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Helping homeless animals was just the beginning for Nashville's Laurie Green

Helping homeless animals was just the beginning for Nashville's Laurie Green

By: Ashley Heeney

Laurie Green is like an angel in a city of obstacles.  Twenty years ago, she started Southern Allian ...

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Titans address defense, special teams during free agency

Titans address defense, special teams during free agency

By: David Arteaga

March 9, 3 p.m. CST not only marked the official start of the new NFL year, but also the beginning o ...

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Minimalist designer offers hope, healing through series about miscarriages

Minimalist designer offers hope, healing through series about miscarriages

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Pink lines, some pale and others nearly fuschia, neatly laid out in rows on a bright white page are ...

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Nonprofit spotlight: Barefoot Republic helps kids attend summer camp

Nonprofit spotlight: Barefoot Republic helps kids attend summer camp

By: Carrie Horton

Think of your top five favorite childhood memories and, for most people, summer camp ranks high on t ...

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Creating artwork helps 'Clinecasso' relieve stress, anxiety

Creating artwork helps 'Clinecasso' relieve stress, anxiety

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

David C., better known by his pseudonym “Clinecasso” (yes, inspired by Pablo Picasso), is known by h ...

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Special people in my neighborhood

Special people in my neighborhood

By: Vicky B.

A few weeks ago, a fellow homeless vendor had to be in the hospital for a couple of days. When you'r ...

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Motivated by faith, Eric looks to a brighter future

Motivated by faith, Eric looks to a brighter future

By: Riley Kellum

Eric M. has been working for The Contributor for six years now. After battling drug addiction, depre ...

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Vendor Trudy says selling  ‘The Contributor’ is the  perfect job for her

Vendor Trudy says selling ‘The Contributor’ is the perfect job for her

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Trudy H., or “Pinky” as she’s called, sells The Contributor at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown ...

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