We Support Delaware's Community
The News Journal Media Group doesn't just cover our community; we're a part of it. From raising funds that help our neighbors in need to sponsoring local events, our commitment is to improve areas where we live and work. The News Journal Media Group engages in a variety of initiatives that support our communities including:
Make a Difference Day
Gannett Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 24, 2015 is a national day of community service with a common mission to improve the lives of others. TNJMG will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington. Over 7,600 people live in substandard housing conditions in New Castle County.Habitat is responding to this need by building 20+ houses a year. In 2014, a minimum wage worker in New Castle County would need to work 120 hours per week to afford the 2-bedroom Fair Market Rent of $1,135, which 60% of renters cannot afford. This is our opportunity to help build someone a future.
For 90 years, the Needy Family Fund has provided assistence to families suffering through no fault of their own. Our support of the Needy Family Fund provides emergency financial assistance to the public via the Salvation Army and the State of Delaware's Division of State Service Centers to people who are in need of basic necessities such as food, shelter, utlilites and other emgency needs. 100 percent of your donation goes directly to helping Delawareeans in need. Monetary donation may be made year-arounbd to the Annual Fund. Donate here
The News Journal supports JA BizTown, which combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. The News Journal has provided a simulation lab of our business for student to learn about the business side of local journalism.
Through The News Journal and Delawareonline subscription sales in October, fees paid by participating Delaware Dine's Out restuarants, and the Delaware Auto Show Charity Gala Silent Auction proceeds, The News Journal Media Group supports the DBCC, Inc.'s mission to to increase breast cancer awareness, promote early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in Delaware who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. Donate here