Mission Statement

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

LATEST ARTICLES


Second special wrapping paper issue of 'The Contributor' now available

Second special wrapping paper issue of 'The Contributor' now available

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

The Contributor, Nashville's award-winning street newspaper, debuted its second wrapping paper issue ...

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'Contributor' co-founder, head of Metro Homelessness Commission takes job in Denver

'Contributor' co-founder, head of Metro Homelessness Commission takes job in Denver

By: Amanda Haggard

Will Connelly, one of the founders of The Contributor, is leaving his post as director of the Metro ...

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Mayor shares city’s efforts on poverty, race relations at town hall

Mayor shares city’s efforts on poverty, race relations at town hall

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

Mayor Megan Barry addressed Nashville’s pressing issues – poverty, homelessness and race relations – ...

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'The Contributor' debuts first 2016 wrapping paper edition

'The Contributor' debuts first 2016 wrapping paper edition

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

The Contributor debuted the first of three special holiday wrapping paper editions Monday, Nov. 21. ...

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


In one year, vendor DJ went from sleeping outside to sleeping in a warm apartment

In one year, vendor DJ went from sleeping outside to sleeping in a warm apartment

By: Laura McLaughlin

DJ remembers where she was at this time last year: sleeping on Broadway in the bus stops. Since she ...

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Customers surprise Dwayne B. with furniture for new home

Customers surprise Dwayne B. with furniture for new home

By: Laura McLaughlin

How did you end up in Nashville? I was in the restaurant business for most of my life. I worked for ...

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Customers help vendor Curtis battle cancer, maintain housing

Customers help vendor Curtis battle cancer, maintain housing

By: Amelia Ferrell Knisely

In 2009, a homeless vendor revolutionized how The Contributor works, and shaped how the paper would ...

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That is what 'The Contributor' means to me

That is what 'The Contributor' means to me

By: Mary B., Formerly Homeless Vendor

Before I started selling The Contributor, I was homeless, hungry, lonely, angry, an alcoholic and dr ...

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