Kickstarter Project To Help a Homeless Man Publish


By Maryann Yin Comment

Painting with Purpose, a team of artists working on murals around the world,  hopes to raise $7,500 to help a homeless man known as “Clean-up” write a book. After spending more than 15 years on the street in one Oakland neighborhood, he will share his story of “hope and perseverance” as well as survival secrets for living on the street.

So far, the artists have interviewed Clean-up and painted his portrait on a wall. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more about the project:

“Clean-up has wanted to write for a long time, but because of his homelessness, he has been forced to devote his energy to strictly surviving day by day. The money raised through Kickstarter will subsidize Clean-up’s housing so he can transition inside and focus on recording and writing his many stories.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.