GIVING BACK

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, azcentral.com and 12 News involve more than reporting the news. From raising funds that help at-risk children and families to sponsoring local events, our commitment is to improve areas where we live and work.

Republic Charities: Republic Charities works with local partners to sponsor fund-raising events. Grants are then made to local nonprofit organizations with 501 (c) 3 status focused on arts, education and economic development. 

Season for Sharing: Since 1993, our annual holiday fundraiser – Season for Sharing – has distributed more than $49 million to local agencies helping at-risk children and families, assisting domestic violence victims, improving educational skills, and serving the elderly.

Child Abuse Prevention License Plates: 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.

1-2-3 Read: This program includes financial grants for reading materials and teacher training as well as Republic Media employee volunteer tutoring program at an inner-city Title 1 school.

Community Events:

Turkey Tuesday: The nation’s largest one-day turkey drive gives 100% of all donations to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Buddy Check 12: Reminds participants and their buddies to do a monthly breast self-exam, and provides updates on the latest breast cancer information.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure:  12 News raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Pat’s Run:  Republic Media supports this signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation, honoring his legacy.

Republic Media is committed to this community. From honoring Valley heroes with Hero Central to The Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive that aids local families to promoting literacy through Media in Education -  Republic Media is dedicated to making a difference.

Republic Volunteers: 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.