Why Donate to Town Square Television?
Thank you so much to all of our Give to the Max Day donors for your generous support! We raised $4,688, which is our best Give to the Max Day yet! In case you missed out, any day is a good day to give.
We are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit. Your donation means we are able to continue telling the stories of our community. We distribute about 1,800 new, uniquely local programs every year. Our donors help us to provide LOCAL programming like high school Game of the Week, school and holiday concerts, INSIGHT 7 local news stories, government meetings, candidate information and election coverage, and community celebrations like parades, graduations, and royalty coronations. Many of these are produced by our staff with the help of our amazing volunteers, but more than half are produced by local people and nonprofits who need our help. We facilitate their use of video to amplify their voices, and to simulcast their message on multiple platforms.
With the ongoing disappearance of many forms of local media, your gift helps us to remain the only uniquely local media station located in the same community with our viewers. Our staff and public access-produced videos are distributed not only on cable TV, but online, LIVE and On-Demand, and on social media. And this year we added three high definition channels!
Our major source of funding is declining as viewers are cutting the cord. Your donation is vital to keeping our local content on all of the diverse viewing platforms that our residents have come to expect, and keeping our essential services sustainable.
We serve the supporting role of providing communications, local media and technology services to the residents, businesses, local governments, and nonprofits in our community. While our area nonprofits are working hard to meet so many critical needs for our neighbors, your donation helps us to provide affordable assistance to their outreach, marketing, and fundraising efforts.
During these challenging times, your generosity allows us to make important family and civic events, from graduations to public meetings to non-profit fundraisers, available to all, using technology to provide virtual participation while keeping people safe and healthy.
Your donation helps exercise the American right to freedom of speech. Our channels provide an outlet for many individuals, community groups, and organizations that might not otherwise have a way to voice their opinion, share their faith, or send a message to the viewing public.
Thank you very much for your support! Our staff and board are focused on a creative and achievable strategic plan, and we pledge to leverage every dollar toward continuing to tell the stories of our community.
“Thank your AMAZING staff for going above & beyond to provide outstanding service to our communities. You are a treasure!”
“You provide unique programming at a local level that cannot be found anywhere else.”
“The pandemic shutdown has changed so much in our lives, including the ability to safely see, hear and taste what is going on in our own local community. Thanks for bringing it into our home.”
“Coverage of local candidate forums was absolutely essential this past cycle in helping me to choose how to vote.”
“You provide me with access to quality audio/video equipment, editing suites, and the studio/control room. I like to volunteer for productions when I'm able. You have a GREAT staff!”
"I love that there is a place to catch local sports! Five years ago, I would not have had this opportunity. Thank you for playing on Facebook!"