Dear LifeSiteNews Readers,
On December 10 we reported our disappointment that only 170 readers had sent in a donation since our Christmas fundraising campaign began on December 5th. The total then was $7005, enough to run LifeSiteNews for about 5 days.
Thankfully, 650 generous readers have now taken the step to partner with LifeSiteNews with a gift. The total for this campaign has reached $37,298. That’s still far from where we need to be and represents gifts from only a small fraction of our readership, but it is a significant improvement over the Dec. 10 results.
88 readers contributed $5 and the rest contributed a wide range of different amounts. Every one of these has been greatly appreciated.
We are surprised however, at the continued reluctance of most of our regular readers, which number in the many tens of thousands. Is $5 too much to ask for a year’s worth of original, principled reporting on the issues that matter most?
Please consider taking a few moments to respond to LSN’s Christmas 2008 appeal with a donation of just $5. Of course, if you can give more than that, we welcome and need such generous gifts as well.
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COUPLE ISSUES $10,000 CHALLENGE
We are delighted to report we just received a generous donation of $10,000 from a couple that is challenging other readers to “match or exceed” their gift. They are really hoping their gift will spur others to realize the serious financial need that LifeSiteNews has and will imitate their level of commitment or at least finally make the effort to give whatever amount they can.
They told us they gave such a donation because they highly value LifeSiteNews as an exceptional support for the Culture of Life and that LifeSiteNews “deserves that level of support and even more.”
We know there are readers who are capable of making such a gift, to support what Britain’s John Smeaton calls “the most widely read pro-life news service in the world.”
Are you a reader who can respond to the challenge with a similar or even larger gift? Why not make the decision to do so today,
This campaign is nearing its end. In order to reach the goal of at least covering our operating expense for this past year, larger gifts, as well as many smaller ones, are necessary.
Year to date, including this Christmas campaign, LifeSiteNews total revenues from donations and advertising is $199,409. However, that includes a rare, one time donation of $100,000 received earlier in the year. Without that generous gift from an especially appreciative supporter our situation would be of much greater concern.
We are still about $150,000 short of covering this year’s expenses. There are also the months ahead to finance as well as the implementation of new plans to serve you better.
Occasionally we are asked how much of the donations we receive go towards the work that LifeSitenews does. The answer, of course, is all of it. Administative costs are a negligible portion of our expenses. We do not really have a main office, with all our staff working from their homes. Donations processing and our few mailings are mostly done for us by another organization, although we are in the process of making even that less necessary.
LifeSiteNews is one of the most efficient, and yet powerful tools of the Culture of Life. Every single day we reach tens of thousands of readers with the truth about the world’s most important issues.
Again, whether you can give $5 or $10,000 or less or more, every personal gift commitment to the work of LifeSiteNews is crucial and hugely appreciated.
If you have any questions or wish additional information, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] . We return all telephone calls.
Give a Christmas gift of $5, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 or more – for life, family and truth.
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See previous campaign articles:
Donation Campaign Gets a Boost Wednesday But Still Needs Many More to Respond
The “most widely read pro-life news service in the world” Urgently Needs Your Support
Join the LifeSiteNews $5 for Life, Family and Truth Christmas Campaign