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CONTACT: Edmund Pitaro
WPKN is responding to meet the needs of the community with independent, community radio by participating with GivingTuesday
Bridgeport, CT November 16, 2022 – Giving Tuesday is almost here!
It’s time to get ready for the largest global giving day of the year – Giving Tuesday – on November 29th.
Community nonprofit WPKN Radio will be joining thousands of other charitable organizations by asking our listeners to participate in this worldwide donation celebration.
We have set a goal of raising $5,000 in just 24 hours and we’ll need your support to achieve this.
WPKN transcends any of its individual programs, music genres or points of view. The station is a unique and important soundscape that speaks to our local community and well beyond. This mission is only made possible through your generosity.
Please take a moment to reflect on what WPKN represents in today’s media maelstrom: we provide a commercial-free platform for broadcasting news, music, ideas and community voices that can not be heard anywhere else. Our only commitment is to you – our listeners.
Keep your eyes peeled during the next couple of weeks for more information on donating and updates on our progress. We hope you will share our enthusiasm for this effort by making a generous contribution.
Looking forward to working together,
All of us at the WPKN family!
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.
GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday is organized in partnership with GivingTuesday, the organization, and a global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals.
About WPKN 89.5 Community Radio
Founded in 1963, WPKN is a 10,000-watt listener-supported community radio station broadcasting at 89.5 FM and streaming online at WPKN.org. WPKN’s terrestrial signal serves a potential listenership of 1.5 million people in Connecticut, Long Island, and parts of New York and Massachusetts. Programs on WPKN include live and recorded music, news, public affairs, and spoken word. The station is powered by the passion and commitment of almost 200 volunteers in our listening community and is supported by the generous donations of our listening audience. Learn more at https://wpkn.org.