Megaphone Magazine is now full of free holiday wrapping paper

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Wrap up Hope is back for another holiday season! Find unique, local, holiday wrapping paper designed by homeless and low-income Megaphone magazine vendors FREE with every issue of December’s Megaphone magazine.

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Photo courtesy Megaphone Magazine

Each wrapping paper set includes a short profile on the back, which tells the story of the vendors responsible for designing them.

“I guess I can call myself an artist,” says Megaphone vendor Rodney, one of this year’s designers. “It’s been a big part of my life, [expressing myself artistically]. I think getting out into the community and meeting people is something I like to do too.”

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Rodney (left) and Richard (right). Photo courtesy Megaphone Magazine

Richard Gerrand, this year’s other designer, has been selling papers since 2007. A man of few words, Richard loves history, sightseeing and being outdoors. “I like to go outside,” he says. “I like going for walks. I walk to Wal-Mart because it’s close by. I am looking at the plants and stuff like that.”

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Rodney’s design for Wrap Up Hope.

Every time you purchase Megaphone magazine you create meaningful work for people experiencing poverty. Find a vendor close to you or download the Megaphone App. to find vendors wherever you are. You can also use the app to pay vendors directly.

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Richard’s Wrap Up Hope design

Megaphone is a high-quality monthly magazine that offers a fresh, human-centered, and solutions-focused perspective on our communities. Low-income and homeless vendors sell Megaphone Magazine on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria to earn income and build community.

 

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