We were busy last year fulfilling our purpose to serve the greater good of the State of Michigan. We’re proud of the work we did in 2012 to positively impact the communities we serve – beyond the journalism and marketing solutions for which we are best known.
Thanks to our generous readers, help from some key partners, and services we donated, nearly $2 million in cash and in-kind support was generated for charitable causes in metro Detroit in 2012.
Here are some of those contributions:
- $175,000 in grants were made to 20 local charities in partnership with the Gannett Foundation;
- $380,000 was raised for 20 charities through the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon;
- 185 abandoned homes in Detroit’s Cody-Rouge neighborhood were boarded up by 600 Make a Difference Day volunteers we recruited with our project partners;
- 170 families received holiday assistance through The Detroit News Helping Hands program;
- 25,000 new books were provided to underprivileged children through the Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading program;
- 50,000 Detroit elementary school students received the weekly news magazine “Yak’s Corner” produced by our Newspapers in Education program.
At Detroit Media Partnership, we’re committed to giving back to our community in 2013 and beyond, with our focus turned toward basic needs, literacy education and children’s programs.
For more information, contact Deb Scola via email or phone.
Community Affairs Director
313-222-6895 / email@example.com