We’ve been buying Street Sense, a street paper focusing on DC’s homeless issues, since we moved downtown as it’s a way to positively contribute to helping homeless who sell the paper to earn money. The non-profit is headquartered right here in downtown DC on G St NW between 13th and 14th St NW and Channel 9 recently aired a great segment spotlighting the organization.
The organization’s mission statement partly reads as follows:
Street Sense is a Washington, D.C.-based 16-page biweekly street newspaper that was founded in 2003. Its mission is to offer economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice.
It may be easy to get caught up in all the fabulous new business opening announcements, the Shake Shake being yesterday’s most recent example, but we are always reminded that there are great organizations doing work in downtown DC with a more altruistic mission helping those in need.