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Three things to know about giving news this Giving NEWSday

LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2023) – The Lansing Journal’s version of Giving Tuesday (November 28 this year) is Giving NEWSday. We want you to know three things about the giving news gifts you give today.

1. A matching gift will double your impact

The Lansing Journal qualified for a Sustainability Grant that will match dollar for dollar every Giving NEWSday gift, up to $5,000. We received that grant from national funders who believe local news is important. By matching their gift, our local community can show we believe it too and deserve their investment.


If that’s all you need to know, you can visit our Giving NEWSday giving page now and take advantage of this matching gift:


2. Your impact results in action

Why is this local newspaper important? Because Lansing Journal readers act on the information they read. In just the past year we heard from readers who chose to:

  • Attend Fox Pointe concerts
  • Patronize new restaurants
  • Express sympathy after reading an obituary
  • Research candidates before Election Day
  • Show up at School Board meetings
  • Sign up for Common Ground
  • Organize block parties
  • Participate in the Chamber Wine Walk
  • Shop local

— all because of articles they read in The Lansing Journal. When you give, you are making this kind of action possible.


If you’re already convinced that local news is important, you can use this button now to give your Giving NEWSday gift:


3. Those actions help build community

Community. That’s really what you’re supporting on Giving NEWSday. You’re giving news that builds community. You can sense the community pride in the notes I receive from readers —

I love my old hometown and appreciate how The Lansing Journal’s stories and videos build community in such a positive way. Kudos to Melanie and Josh!

Thank you for your tireless effort in providing us with an excellent local newspaper. Keep up the wonderful work!

I enjoy the Journal and believe it to be vital to the Village of Lansing’s sustenance.

The Lansing Journal is a great community news source!

Thank you for your service of information and explanation of ongoing events. You are doing a great job.

I love the Lansing Journal. It’s the first thing I read every morning.

I don’t know if it’s normal for a newspaper to be “loved” by its readers, but at The Lansing Journal notes like this are common. And each one inspires us to want to do more.

Today is Giving NEWSday. We want to keep Giving NEWS. And we’re asking for your help. Will you click the button below to give what you can?

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P.S. ALSO, if you are able to keep that “monthly” box checked, we’re especially grateful. That kind of sustained giving helps ensure we can give news on Giving NEWSday and beyond!

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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