Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters,
(Plain Press, December 2017) This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Plain Press, a free community newspaper founded in 1971 to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side. In 2017, the Plain Press continues its mission of presenting issues and news at no charge to its 40,000 readers each month. The Plain Press’ ability to continue to serve the west side neighborhoods of Cleveland is due in large part to the contributions of readers and supporters in the annual Friends of the Plain Press Campaign. The Friends of the Plain Press Campaign was established following the successful 2011 40th anniversary fundraiser. The Plain Press reached out to readers and supporters and you came through in a big way to help sustain the newspaper.
This year, we are again asking you to donate to the Plain Press to ensure the newspaper moves forward. To mark its 46th anniversary we are asking you for a donation of $46 or a reflection of its 46 years of operation (e.g. $92, $146, $460). It will help subsidize the operations of the newspaper, but will be specifically used to support the Plain Press’ Community Board that lists free events and resources for area non-profit organizations.
A separate Plain Press fund has been established for the newspaper by Organize! Ohio (a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization). Checks should be made out to Organize Ohio and sent to 3500 Lorain Avenue, Suite 501 A, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Your contribution is tax deductible. To make online donations you can link to the Organize! Ohio Pay Pal through the Plain Press website: www.plainpress.org. The Plain Press has served as your community newspaper for 46 years. We call upon you to contribute towards another year of publishing the Plain Press. We appreciate your support.
Gail Long (Fundraising Committee) Larry Bresler (Fundraising Committee & Co-Coordinator 1970’s) Chuck Hoven (Managing Editor – 1988-present) Deborah Rose Sadlon (Editor – 1990-present) Leo Jeffres (Secretary, on behalf of the Board of Trustees)
Friends of the Plain Press — Donation Form Here is my contribution of:
_____ $46 _____$92 _____ $146 _____ $460 _____ Other $___________
City ______________________ State: _______________ Zip: ______________
Checks should be made out to Organize Ohio and sent to: Organize Ohio, 3500 Lorain Avenue, Suite 501 A, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Your contribution will be tax deductible. To make online donations link to Organize! Ohio’s Pay Pal via http://www.plainpress.org.