GIVING BACK - REPUBLIC MEDIA STYLE
Republic Media doesn't just cover the community; we're a part of it. That's why we believe the roles of The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com involve more than reporting the news. From raising funds that help at-risk children and families through the annual Season for Sharing campaign to media sponsorships of local community events, our commitment is to enlighten, engage, inspire and improve the lives of our residents and readers.
Since 1993, our annual holiday fundraiser – Season for Sharing – has distributed more than $56 million to local nonprofit organizations. And this year, together, we generated $2.63 million to support 128 non-profits right here in Arizona.
The ongoing funding that Season for Sharing provides is the result of a true partnership between our readers, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and the Gannett Foundation. As all campaign expenses are underwritten by Republic Media, we're very proud to distribute 100 percent of all contributions to area nonprofit agencies, ensuring every cent makes a lasting impact.
We believe it’s one our most important responsibilities to provide dynamic, engaging content, relevant to readers of all ages. And we do so by connecting students, teachers and their parents to the people, places, and events that shape their lives through a multi-pronged approach for support.
From Technology Grants that invest in public K-12 schools in Maricopa and Pinal Counties and free classroom newspapers, to an innovative, turn-key cause-marketing school fundraiser and a Meet a Journalist program, we support students while connecting them to the stories both locally and globally.
All Media in Education programs expenses are underwritten by Republic Media and are supported by our generous subscribers taking part in our Vacation Donation program. When stopping their subscription temporarily for a vacation, these subscribers donate the credit for their stopped newspapers to Media in Education programs. For more information on how you can participate in the Vacation Donation Program, please call (602) 444-1000, or (800) 332-6733 if you live outside the Phoenix area.
Republic Media is a media company that makes connections. We are proud to have many ways to work with nonprofit organizations that support our communities. We help nonprofits connect with audiences they want to reach, and we do it better than anyone else.
We are open to opportunities with nonprofit and community organizations for in-kind media sponsorships. Events or programs should provide strategic recognition benefits to generate sales and complement our corporate marketing strategies with a substantial amount of high-quality exposure and traffic.
A partnership between The Arizona Republic, Governor's Office for Children, Youth & Families, and six local funding partners, the "It shouldn't hurt to be a child" program has distributed more than $7 million to child abuse prevention agencies.
The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate in the most popular specialty plate in Arizona, with more than 16,000 vehicles registered. When you renew your vehicle's registration, you can purchase the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate for only $25. All proceeds are used to fund grants to nonprofit organization in support of child abuse prevention programs throughout the state. Help save Arizona’s children by purchasing or renewing your plate today.
This team of compassionate employees and their families lend their time to those who need it most. Holding drives for goods and participating in events, Republic Volunteers lead by example. And we back them up the best way we know how - by offering employees up to 10 hours of paid time each calendar year to volunteer for a charitable organization.
Through various programs, employee contributions and partnerships with our readers and viewers, Republic Media is one of the top corporate givers in the state. And we couldn't be more proud.