Recently I was stopped at a traffic light for a few moments and happened to see a person on the side of the road selling magazines. They were offering “The Curbside Chronicle” for a suggested donation of $2. “The Curbside Chronicle” works to help homeless individuals find a source of employment. People who sell the magazines go through an application and then a training process. They receive their first 15 magazines free to sell and then they purchase copies for $.75/copy to sell for suggested donation of $2. They keep 100% of their sales.
I admit, I had never purchased the magazine before and was doing so to help out. But as I read more about the program and the magazine itself, I was really impressed. The articles inside were well-written, informative, and engaging. I am not saying that buying a magazine ends homelessness – but $2 is a very small price to pay for receiving a great magazine and being part of a great ministry.
Be sure to support individuals who sell “The Curbside Chronicles”; it will be the best investment of $2 that you can make!