Invest in your community - $150
The Big Issue Street Magazine Enterprise is estimated to save society $20,000 - $40,000 per vendor per year from a reduction in the level of demand for a range of social services. Taking into account the total annual operating cost, every $1 cost of The Big Issue Street Magazine Enterprise is generating benefits to society of $4.50. Invest in The Big Issue - support homeless and marginalised Australians and the Australian community at large.
“I came out of foster care and was in a share-house for three months, and I always went to Rundle Mall. One of The Big Issue vendors there told me to come and do The Big Issue – it’s good money and it’s a good job. She was right... now I live by myself in a unit, and I pay rent, pay my gas and electricity,” Helena, Vendor of The Big Issue in Adelaide.