Help The Curbside Chronicle open a full-scale flower shop!
The Curbside Chronicle is a street paper in Oklahoma City, amplifying the voices of and providing dignified employment to individuals experiencing homelessness. In January, Curbside won Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Great Idea Challenge, receiving a portion of the startup funding needed to open a full-scale, brick-and-mortar flower shop that will provide supportive employment to men and women transitioning out of homelessness. This opportunity will provide a next step for individuals barriers to entering the mainstream workforce, such as mental illness and addiction, lack of education, criminal justice involvement, and lack of transportation. This will provide a much needed bridge from The Curbside Chronicle into long-term employment opportunities, creating a bridge that builds job skills in a traditional, but supportive work environment. Although the OCCF Great Idea Challenge grant was a start, we now need your help!
Donate below to join The Curbside Chronicle in creating supportive employment opportunities for men and women traditionally excluded from the workforce!