One Step Away: 'Big Sell Off' Thursday

Philadelphia community leaders are coming together February 5, from 12-1pm to distribute the One Step Away paper in Center City alongside homeless vendors during the inaugural Big Sell Off.

The Big Sell Off is an international collaboration between street papers in 35 countries supporting and celebrating the more than 14,000 vendors at 114 street papers worldwide working to change their lives and escape poverty and homelessness. 

“We are really excited to come together as a larger street newspaper movement and host The Big Sell Off in Philadelphia,” states Emily Taylor, One Step Away’s director. “We are hoping to make this an annual event, and are grateful for the passionate individuals who are serving as guest vendors at our inaugural Big Sell Off.”

One Step Away’s Big Sell Off will begin at 12pm at the United Methodist Church (Broad & Arch, one block north of City Hall), and proceed to various locations around Center City. For more information, contact One Step Away director Emily Taylor at 215-280-4353 or emilyt@rhd.org.

One Step Away is Philadelphia’s street newspaper providing employment and personal growth opportunities to individuals experiencing homelessness, while raising awareness and advocacy for social justice issues in our community and around the world.

Our guest vendors include:

Nakia Dillard – Actor, Law Abiding Citizen & The Wire; Dan McQuade – Author, Philadelphia Magazine; Kimberly Potts – Director of Treasury Services, Comcast Capital Corporation; Neil Gelb – Attorney & Owner, Neil Gelb, PC; Ursula Augustine – Owner, Ursula’s about PHace Rittenhouse; Kelley David Cole – Senior eChannel Program Manager, PECO; Dyann Roth – CEO, RHD; Norys Colon-Gonzalez, Chief Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia; Marcella Maguire – Director TIP Unit, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services; Andrew DeVos – Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Community Behavioral Health; Donna Johnson Bullock, Esq. – Special Assistant to the President, Office of Council President Darrell L. Clarke; Jim Piasecki – Corporate Assistant Director, RHD; Stephanie Farr – Journalist, The Daily News; Cherri Gregg – Community Affairs Reporter, KYW Newsradio 1060. 

For more information, visit www.osaphilly.org, Street Papers Vendor Week, #vendorweek; or contact Emily Taylor, Director One Step Away, at emilyt@rhd.org.