Thank you for your interest in the Street Sheet Vendor Program. Street Sheet was founded in 1989 by the Coalition on Homelessness – then only 2 years old – to provide homeless men and women with an alternative to panhandling. By agreeing to simple policies and procedures that assist our vendors in presenting a positive face to be public, anyone in need is welcome to become a vendor.
Street Sheet’s Expectations of our Vendors
Selling Street Sheet is not a job in the usual sense. Our vendors neither work for nor do they represent the Coalition on Homelessness. However, the way they conduct themselves while vending is a direct reflection on this organization. The few rules we have are for that reason
- No consumption of Alcohol or Drugs while or immediately prior to vending Street Sheets or in the offices of the Coalition on Homelessness. (We do not consider your personal time our business)
- No aggressive behavior is allowed toward members of the public, other vendors, or the staff and volunteers of the Coalition on Homelessness.
- No sexual or bigoted remarks are allowed toward members of the public, other vendors, or the staff and volunteers of the Coalition on Homelessness.
- No selling or giving Street Sheets to anyone for resale. Because anyone who sells Street Sheets is a reflection on the organization, anyone wishing to sell Street Sheet must be part of the Vendor Program.
How It Works
There is a New Vendor orientation every Friday morning at 10AM at the Coalition Office, 468 Turk Street. It is at this meeting where details of the program are provided and vendors sign their contract containing the agreements they make with the Coalition on Homeless in order to become a vendor.https://streetsheetsf.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/vendorweb.doc
Until vendors have completed orientation and signed contracts, they may receive a courtesy allotment of 25 Street Sheet per day.
Street Sheet vendors do not pay for the papers they sell. The Coalition on Homelessness pays all cost associated with the paper. The minimum suggested donation for the Street Sheet is $1, however, many vendors average far more. It’s about building relationships with the community and interacting in a positive manner with the public.
- Vendors may receive up to a maximum of seventy five papers daily (M-F).
- The Street Sheet is published twice monthly on the 1st and the 15th. When those dates fall on a weekend, the paper is usually available on Monday. If the 1st or 15th are a holiday, the paper will usually be available the next business day.
- In order for a vendor to receive papers on the 1st or the 15th (or whatever the first day of publication is), they must help unload the delivery truck when it arrives. This requirement does not apply to vendors with disabilities. Delivery times vary but are usually between Noon and 2PMhttps://streetsheetsf.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/vendorweb.doc. Approximate times will be posted on the door or available by phone after 10AM. We are not responsible for changes in delivery times. Even when posted, they are approximate.
- Vendors may pick up Street Sheets Monday through Friday (except holidays), between 9AM and Noon. At the discretion of the Vendor Coordinator or Editor Exceptions are sometimes, made for extreme circumstances.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Street Sheet Vendor, here’s what to do:
- Come by the Coalition on Homelessness office and speak with the Vendor Coordinator or the Editor.
- They may receive 25 papers to sell on that day and on each day until they complete the Friday orientation.
If you have any questions concerning the Vendor Program at Street Sheet, Please feel free to contact my by e-mail or by phone at 415-346-3740 ext. 309.
Editor, Street Sheet