On Aug. 20, 1994, Real Change published 10,000 copies of our first issue. It took our handful of original vendors more than five weeks to sell all those papers.
But before long, Real Change caught on.
With your support, we have become an essential community institution. Last year, 797 Real Change vendors sold 718,744 copies of the paper. With the new $2 price, they earned more than $1.5 million.
Every one of those vendors has a story. Susan Russell is just one.