We support The Big Issue. This festive season, you can help too.
1. Buy a copy of the magazine
Big Issue vendors are running their own small businesses. Each fortnight, they buy copies of the magazine for $3.50 and sell them for $7, keeping the difference.
If you see a vendor, you can help by buying a copy of the magazine.
2. Buy a calendar
The 2017 Big Issue calendar is now on sale. Similar to the magazine, vendors buy copies of the calendar for $4.50, sell them for $9, and keep the difference.
The calendar makes a great gift, and helps give vendors a bit of extra income at Christmas.
3. Get a subscription
If you don't regularly see a Big Issue vendor, you can still support by taking out a subscription.
The Big Issue Women's Subscription Enterprise employs disadvantaged women to pack the magazine for distribution, giving them an income as well as access to training, mentoring and support.