Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Voluntary Pay Program

Thank you for supporting Shore Publishing and participating in our annual Voluntary Pay Program!

We hope you enjoy receiving the newspaper each week in your mailbox. We strive to bring you local information so you can get the most out of your community – we pride ourselves on delivering the news that you need.

Each week you can count on your local paper to bring you important news and content specific to where you live, including:

  • Person of the Week profiles
  • Education and schools
  • High school sports, including Athlete of the Week profiles
  • Local politics, government, and neighboring news
  • Real estate transactions
  • Living features, arts and culture, recipes, and local events
  • Letters to the Editor
  • ….and more

As you know, you receive this newspaper free of charge. While it has always been our mission to deliver the news for free, it is a costly venture that relies on advertising dollars and donations to maintain our business model.

In 2015, we created a Voluntary Pay program to help ensure that our organization could not only deliver the best local news and information each week, but also expand our resources so we could improve the coverage we offer to our readers and advertisers and continue to give back to the community we love so much. Each year we rely on generous donations from our readers to deliver the news and help support local non-profit organizations.

Thanks to generous donors, in 2021 we were able to support non-profit organizations within the community by donating $130,000.00 worth of advertising space free of charge. You are likely familiar with most of these important community fixtures, such Sarah, Vista Life, Habitat for Humanity, Channel 3 Kids Camp, Warm the Children, and Community Foundation of Middlesex to name a few. The donations our readers sent in helped offset the cost of the advertising space we gave to these organizations so that they could publicize fundraising events to help generate additional funds for their own initiatives.

Last year, we were also able to continue with our annual Beacon Awards where we recognize 15 volunteers in the community who help make the shoreline a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Each of these volunteers were nominated by their peers and the campaign culminated at a dinner and recognition ceremony in November.

We are grateful to each and every one of our donors. You too can make a difference – whether it is $25, $50 or another amount – if you see value in the product we provide each week, we ask that you consider making a contribution.

Whether you decide to donate this year or not, we will continue to mail your paper each week, right to your home or businesses. It is our privilege and mission to continue providing local news, ads, and information through your free weekly paper and our free website Zip06.com. If you are in a place where you’re able to make a contribution to us, you will be supporting quality community journalism and a local company that’s in the business of helping other local businesses at a time when it’s most needed.

Thank you,

Louvenia Brandt
Associate Publisher
Shore Publishing