Become a Vendor

Our organization interviews, trains, and certifies people with experiences of homelessness to be vendors of this newspaper. After certification, each vendor receives a badge and 20 free copies of the month’s edition of The Bridge. Vendors can purchase further copies from our organization for $0.25 each and then sell The Bridge in the Memphis community for $1.00 per paper.  Vendors keep 100% of the profit.

New vendors are trained every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Avenue. Training takes approximately twenty minutes, and vendors can start selling The Bridge immediately. We can’t wait to make you part of our team!

 
 
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Vendor FAQs

Q: What is a vendor?
A: For the purposes here, a “vendor” is a currently or formerly homeless person who sells The Bridge in the Greater Memphis Area.

Q: Who are vendors for The Bridge
A: Our organization interviews, trains, and certifies people with experiences of homelessness to be vendors of this newspaper.

Q: How many vendors do you have?
A: We have about 50 active vendors per month.

Q: Does the money I give a vendor go to The Bridge?
A: All money received by the vendor stays with them. They purchase papers up front from us for 25¢ each and resell them on public sidewalks for $1. They keep all of the profit.

Code of Conduct

 
  • Papers must be sold for $1.00 each.

  • Certified Vendor Badge must be worn and visible.

  • Selling of products or materials other than The Bridge is prohibited.

  • No alcohol or smoking.

  • Respect other vendors, passersby, and businesses.

  • Do not sell in restricted areas.