About our vendor program

We currently work with 60-100 newspaper vendors each year. Most of our vendors are or have been homeless. Selling Street Spirit helps cover the cost of essential needs such as food, medicine, transit, rent for subsidized housing, or a room in a residential hotel.

Our vendors purchase the paper from us for 5 cents a copy. They then sell each copy for a $2 donation. This means 97.5% of proceeds go directly in the vendor’s pocket. All the money we earn from vendor sales is used to pay writers for their submissions.

How to become a Street Spirit vendor

If you would like to become a Street Spirit vendor get in touch with our Vendor Coordinator:

JC Orton – (510) 684-1892

You can also visit us at Youth Spirit Artworks between 3:30pm and 6:30 p.m. Our address is:

1740 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley CA 94703