Hardship, heartbreak, and hope unite us.
Spare A Dime originated in stories collected from all over the city, from folks who lived through the Great Depression, from families dealing with economic hardships and devastating heartbreak today, and from the copious interviews collected by the WPA Federal Writers Project. These shared stories unite us across time and remind us that our ability to empathize with each other -- to really see and listen to each other -- is essential. Each song in the Spare A Dime cycle is "introduced" by a brief audio recording taken from these interviews and based in these common experiences. Please continue to share your stories with us; we look forward to hearing from you.