Village Free Press Fund

$1,721 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 13 months


Since 2013, the Village Free Press has provided Maywood, and surrounding communities, with independent local news. 

And from the very beginning, we've always focused on growing and getting better. In March 2017, we partnered with Wednesday Journal Inc. to launch our first monthly print edition.  Every third Wednesday of the month, we circulate 3,000 copies. 

In addition, this summer, we'll welcome our first class of interns who will help us provide even more original local reporting and grow our reach (both in the community and online). 

But in order to continue doing what we do best, and to do it even better and at a larger scale, we need your help. The following should give you a sense of what we have to pay for each month:

We have to pay people to produce content for the website and online (photographers and reporters).
We have to pay our printer.
We have to pay people to deliver each month's batch of newspapers and for the gas. 
We have to pay our sales representative. 
We have to pay our partner, Wednesday Journal, for offering invaluable resources (such as advertising design and layout expertise). 

And that's just a small list (to say nothing of accounting and legal fees). As we grow, so does our overhead. But we're not mad, because guess what? 

We're producing content for our community. We print a paper for our neighbors and local businesses to enjoy. The people we pay to deliver the paper live in Maywood, or a neighboring town that may benefit from our reporting. 

So, trust that every dollar and cent you put into Village Free Press stays in the communities that you care, and want to know more, about.

This isn't charity, it's mutuality. 

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$1,721 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 13 months
Created May 14, 2017
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$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
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Soto Family
10 months ago

From Anahi Soto and family all our garage sale proceeds go to you, thank you for shining a light on the important things.

$15
Rachel Benoit
12 months ago

Really enjoying the reporting!

$200
Barbara Cole
12 months ago

The publisher makes a tremendous contribution to the knowledge base of our community.

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