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The first Contributor of the new year! January 05, 2021




Happy 2021! We decided to kick off the new year with a list of ways to help others!

- Read the cover story here. 
- Teresa is your vendor spotlight
- A history corner on two women not oft heard of in Nashville. 
- The Ace Foundation forges ahead the work of Ashanti Posey. 
- A review of a documentary that's unlike the others on prison. 
- Some heartfelt "thank you's" from our vendors. 

And there's still more! Read the full issue here! 







Time to wrap it up! (wrapping paper issue #2) December 09, 2020



Thank you so much for subscribing to The Contributor! Might we suggest gifting a subscription to a friend this holiday season? 

In this issue:

- Derek is our vendor spotlight!
- Q and A with the city's new affordable housing manager
- As always, vendor writing!
- and THREE full sheets of wrapping paper if you pick one up in print! 

Read the full issue here.

The first wrapping paper issue is out! November 24, 2020




The first wrapping paper issue is out! 

In this issue: 
- Bronson is our vendor spotlight
- Read about Native American history in Tennessee in honor of National Day of Mourning. 
- A movie review just in time for Thanksgiving! 

This issue is a bit smaller to make room for the wrapping paper. Get one in print if you're able! 

Get the full issue here. 





Your copy of our TEEN TAKEOVER issue! November 11, 2020




We partnered with Girls Write Nashville to publish the awesome work of some teens! 

Inside you'll find: 
 - Poetry and narrative writing from teen writers 
- TWO interviews by teens, printed in both Spanish and English! 
- Movie, television and music recommendations 

Plus: The third installment of our More than a Customer series, featuring Pedro and friends! 

Read the whole issue here! 





The scoop on the city's cold weather plan October 28, 2020

Your Contributor digital issue for Oct. 28-Nov.11 is here!

In this issue: 

Read how the city plans to prevent deaths from exposure cold this year. 

We've got two stories on voting — how nursing homes accomplished it this year, and how felons are getting their rights back. 

A story on a new nonprofit coming to town. 

And the best Halloween movies to stream.

Plus much more! Read the whole thing here!

Your digital copy of The Contributor's voting issue! October 12, 2020

In this issue: 


We partnered with Please Vote Nashville to put this super informative ballot breakdown for the November election in your hands — from presidential to school board races. 

Our "More than a customer" series continues with the story of Contributor Keith and The Creole Diva. 

Vicky B. gives a look at life inside public housing. 

Read the full issue here! 













Condos vs. Camps September 29, 2020

One of our city's homeless encampments has more residents than ever, and the condos next door have organized complaints. What brought us to this point, and what can be done? Read more in this issue's cover story. In this issue we also have the story of a vendor and a customer who have become more than that  true friends. Some new vendor writers share their perspectives, and some veterans share beautifully written poetry, including a tribute to Breonna Taylor. Plus, some gorgeous photos of local activism and a can't miss documentary review!
https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/09.30.2020_-_digital




Condo's vs. Camps September 29, 2020

One of our city's homeless encampments has more residents than ever, and the condos next door have organized complaints. What brought us to this point, and what can be done? Read more in this issue's cover story. In this issue we also have the story of a vendor and a customer who have become more than that  true friends. Some new vendor writers share their perspectives, and some veterans share beautifully written poetry, including a tribute to Breonna Taylor. Plus, some gorgeous photos of local activism and a can't miss documentary review!


It's that time again!!! September 01, 2020

I love new issues of The Contributor!  This issue:  Meet Chakita Patterson, an amazing women whose business, United Streets Tours, is ALL about eradicating racism in Nashville,  Michael and Nell launch their album "Welcome Home" and Carl J shares his sales AND spiritual strategies, plus John Henry's walk with God, movies with  Joe Nolan, and HOBOSCOPES!!!

Read all about it!  https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/09.02.2020-digital

Getting a home. Not as easy you might think. August 07, 2020

Getting into housing in Nashville is not easy for people experiencing homelessness.  Take a deeper dive into the process with our staff reporter, Hannah Herner, and learn more in "The Systems:  How Nashvillians Get Housing."  And the eviction moratorium is ending and the PIT count is in.  What does this mean for you? 
On a lighter note, Joe Nolan reviews the new Gordan Lightfoot documentary, Keith D tells us how his life has changed since he started selling The Contributor, and Mr. Mysterio gives you guidance.  All in this issue of The Contributor!

https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/08.05.2020-digital

Poetry Edition with illustrations by Paul Collins. July 16, 2020

If you do one thing for yourself today, click on this link:  

The Contributor Poetry Edition

The last edition of The Contributor features beautiful custom illustrations by Paul Collins, curated poetry from our vendor's over the last ten years, and Haikuscopes that are truly amazing.  

Enjoy!  And it was our pleasure!!

With Gratitude,

Cathy Jennings







New Digital Edition! June 10, 2020

Your next digital Edition of The Contributor is here!

Are you concerned about the homeless during the pandemic?  Read "Notes from a Homeless Pandemic" and our  Vendor's quarantine stories.  

 Nolan's review of the movie "Detroit" Metro News and Hoboscopes will keep you coming back for more.  


Thank you for supporting and caring about your Middle TN Contributor neighborhood vendor.  


https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/06.10.2020-digital!

It's a must read! A fantastic new issue just hit the streets! May 25, 2020

A fantastic new issue just hit the streets!  Cover story:  100 Years of Women's Votes:  A Q & A with Miranda Fraley who curated "Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote!"   More news on how our people experiencing homelessness are handling Covid as well as how the nonprofits have rebooted, and some of your favorite vendor writers, horoscopes and Joe Nolan movie review.  Read it here:  thecontributorlive!



New Digital Edition! May 04, 2020

How are the homeless in Nashville experiencing the shelter at the Nashville Fairgrounds during the pandemic?   Do Nashville children born in poverty have a chance to make it out?  Our reporting on the Community Needs Evaluation, plus Hoboscopes, Nolan's movie review and your favorite vendor writers:  Mary B, Norma and Vicky.  All inside this weeks Digital Edition here


Thank you for supporting the men and women who sell The Contributor, working hard to improve their quality of life and climb out of homelessness!