This column shares the thoughts and opinions of the diverse group of people who make up the Denver VOICE vendor pool. Have a question forVOICE vendors? Help us continue the dialogue by submitting your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside of money, what kind of donation helps you the most?
Bus passes or bus tickets. What helps me most are things I need to help with transportation. Any type of food is good, too.
Being outdoors is a hard road to be on. Hygiene items and places to take baths are hard to come by. So, shampoo, soap, and things of that nature are a great help. When I was on the streets and I would get soap or shampoo I would find a gas station, go into the bathroom, and take what we call a “bird bath” in the sink. I ran away at 15, and learned to stay clean that way. It feels better to be clean!
Clothing that fits makes you feel much better about yourself! ■