Rachel joined Big Issue Vendor, Vernon, on Monday, 1 February outside the Body Shop at Rundle Mall to sell copies of The Big Issue. This is the second year that Rachel has participated in the CEO Selling Challenge to show her support and to take a stand against homelessness and disadvantage.
Rachel is a long-time subscriber to The Big Issue and is a firm advocate of their “help people help themselves” outlook.
Vernon has been a vendor since November 2014. He can be found at Rundle Mall, the Adelaide Arcade, or on O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. Keep your eye out for him to buy your copy of The Big Issue!
Vernon has made genuine connections with regular fortnightly customers. It gives him an opportunity to gain a greater perspective on other people’s lives and their own hardships. For Vernon, it’s not just about earning an income – the main thing for him is that he’s making a difference. Rachel enjoyed meeting Vernon and was impressed with his can-do attitude, his mentoring, and his selling tips.
Still haven’t got the latest Big Issue? Stop by Parliament House on Friday, 5 February from 12-12:30pm to say hello to Steven Marshall, Leader of the Opposition, and buy a copy from him! He and Daniel, a Big Issue vendor, will be outside of Parliament House. It’s a great opportunity to meet Steven and support a great cause!