By Reporter staff
The Reporter announced that it has received a $500 matching grant for Giving Tuesday, December 1. The grant is courtesy of the David and Virginia Eisenberg Fund. Donations came be made from now through Tuesday, December 1. Donations may be made several ways:
- Give online through The Reporter Group website, www.thereportergroup.org.
- Through Giving Tuesday e-mails that will be sent by the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton. Anyone who does not receive Federation e-mails, but would like to be on the list, should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Federation e-mail list” in the subject line.
- Mail donations to The Reporter, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 with “matching grant” in the check’s subject line.
“We are thrilled to receive this matching grant,” said Rabbi Rachel Esserman, executive editor of The Reporter Group. “Every penny counts in this economic climate. So many Jewish newspapers are either going under or turning into online productions only. Although The Reporter has gone biweekly, I am pleased we are still able to produce hard-copy newspapers for our readers. I know that I prefer to read offline. Plus, a hard copy is great for those of us who like to read the paper on Shabbat, but don’t get on the computer that day.”
Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation, was also pleased that The Reporter received the grant. “I think the paper is a valuable addition to our community,” she said. “It not only lets me know what local organizations are doing, but helps keep us connected. Thank you to the Eisenberg Fund for their gift. This is the first time we have run a Giving Tuesday mini-campaign and I know the generosity of our community will make it succeed.”
Other community members have also expressed their support for the paper. Their comments can be found in the ad on page 5.