Support The Waynedale News

A long-standing tradition, The Waynedale Newspaper is in trouble. As a free newspaper most people may not realize that this tradition comes with a large price tag that we pay in order for the newspaper to continue to roll off the presses and land in your hands from issue to issue. Every year, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars just to develop, print, and deliver the newspaper to over 35,000 readers throughout South/ Southwest Fort Wayne every other week. The Waynedale News not only serves as a positive voice that informs and promotes the best things going on in our community; but because it is free, it is often the only printed news that homes receive for those who can’t afford other paid print and online publications.

The 2020 pandemic and shutdowns SEVERELY impacted us.  Normally, 99.9% of the huge cost of producing the newspaper is offset by local businesses who want to advertise and sponsor the newspaper to give them exposure and to support this great community enhancing initiative. However, when businesses aren’t open, they don’t advertise, and we therefore can’t afford to provide the newspaper to readers as we have for the past 88 years. That is, unless you are willing to help fill the void.

To help fund our operations during this crisis and to re-secure the newspaper as we look into the future, we are asking for donations from readers to help us continue to keep the newspaper alive and do what we love. So, if you enjoy reading our newspaper; or have been to one of the events we’ve helped to organize like the Waynedale Community Picnic; or feel that our other work in the community like the Bluffton Road Sidewalks and Trails, Waynedale Business Chamber creation, or Waynedale Weather Siren is important, please give what you can to support our efforts ( see more about Our Works To Improve The Community  ).

I have always been a believer that when times get hard, the community will come together to support what is good and important. I hope you will lend us a helping hand during our time of need.

*** We have had a few people ask, so we wanted to post here that we also accept donations through the mail at:
2505 Lower Huntington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
(Checks payable to The Waynedale News)

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  • Stephen Noble 
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    • $25 
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    • $20 
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    • $12 
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The Waynedale News 
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Raised $687 from 16 donations
Fort Wayne, IN
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Raised $20 from 1 donation
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