The Plain Press celebrates 41 years and asks for your support
Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters,
New Red Tape Snarls Welfare –This was the front page headline for the first issue of the Plain Press in 1971, a free community newspaper founded to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side. 41 years later the Plain Press is still presenting issues and news at no charge to its 40,000 readers on a monthly basis.
Last year as it celebrated its 40th Anniversary, the Plain Press faced an uncertain future with increased costs and decreased ad revenues. After 40 years of service to the near west side community the Plain Press was in real jeopardy and in need of finding a new source of revenue. The Plain Press reached out to readers and supporters for help and you came through in a big way to help sustain the newspaper.
Building on the success of last year’s fundraiser, we hope to make an annual fundraiser a regular event. Thus, we are again asking you to make a donation to the Plain Press to ensure that the newspaper moves forward. To mark its 41st anniversary we are asking you for a donation of $41 or a reflection of its 41 years of operation (e.g. $82, $141, $410). This contribution will be tax deductible. 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.
Aseparate 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 will be 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 41 years. We call upon you to make a contribution with the goal for the Plain Press to continue to serve as our community newspaper for the next 41 years.
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)
Here is my contribution of _____ $41 _____$82_____ $141_____
$410_____ $4.10______ 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.