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14 left: the 2022 Life in Lansing calendar

(Don’t let the progress bar fool you)

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (September 6, 2021) – At the time of this writing, the progress bar in the donation form below says that 17 donors have signed up as new monthly supporters and will receive a 2022 Life in Lansing calendar. But the progress bar doesn’t know about the additional 19 people who have made offline donations to support The Lansing Journal. Those people will also receive one of the 50 calendars we had printed.

So only 14 are left.

The calendars arrived on my doorstep two days ago, and I have already begun delivering them. Supporters who have received them so far are delighted with the size and quality of this calendar and at the beautiful photography inside.

The 2022 Life in Lansing calendar is all about Lansing — Lansing photos, Lansing event dates, Lansing school district information, acknowledgements of Lansing history, and links to significant Lansing articles The Lansing Journal has published over the years.

We created it as a celebration of launching into our fifth year of providing news to our community.

We also created it as a way to raise funds — so we can continue providing news to our community.

We are grateful for the 36 people who have signed up so far as monthly supporters of The Lansing Journal. Adding new monthly supporters helps create the financial foundation we need in order to continue reporting, publishing, and delivering local news every day throughout the year.

Without investment from our readers, The Lansing Journal ceases to exist. If 14 more of you will sign up, we will be that much better positioned to continue serving our community.

The Life in Lansing calendar serves as a reminder of how important it is for our community to stay informed and connected, month by month, day by day. The cost of producing this calendar was a significant investment for us, and we are hoping for a significant return — because we want to continue doing significant reporting about our schools, businesses, government, parks, and people.

So once again, disregard the number in the progress bar below. Right now we have 14 calendars available, and we are looking for 14 more readers to step up and become monthly supporters of Lansing’s only newspaper. Will you be one of the 14?

Supporting Life in Lansing (the calendar and the Journal)

52 of 50 donors

Your monthly gift not only covers the production cost of this beautiful 2022 Life in Lansing calendar, it also ensures that The Lansing Journal can continue reporting, publishing, and delivering local news day by day, month by month. We printed only 50 of these custom calendars, and we are hoping for 50 new supporters to help keep this local newspaper going.

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Donation Total: $20.00 Monthly



Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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