project leader
Jarad B
82 North Second
(and extending throughout our fair city)
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the project

WORK LOCAL is an innovative program designed to improve our community through job access and blight reduction. WORK LOCAL will transport job-seeking panhandlers to cleanup sites twice a week, where they will work to reduce urban blight. Workers are provided with food, a day’s wages, and additional services and counseling as needed.

Projected Impact in First Year:

• 1,040 daily jobs provided

• 104 blight abatement projects completed 

• 80 clients moved into permanent jobs

the steps

• Pick up panhandlers

• Clean up work sites

• Offer support

• Engage local agencies, businesses and individuals to expand impact 

why we're doing it

WORK LOCAL  focuses on three goals:

• Provide a safer way to earn money than panhandling

• Connect people who panhandle with available services and resources to move them toward better futures

• Contribute to the beautification of Memphis by cleaning up blighted areas of our city


Project elevate payroll.

10 participants/ day @ $45/day = 450; 104 days a year (pilot) = $46,800

SUBTOTAL = $46,800
ioby Platform Fee waived
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  waived
TOTAL TO RAISE = $46,800



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