As we head into the second month of 2020, we at the PRT are still buzzing about our recent fundraising campaign. We were surprised and overwhelmed by the community’s response. Not only did we reach the cap of $20,000 for matching funds in just five weeks of the campaign, we also were able to reach two bonus goals of 100 new donors and a 57% increase of donors over last year. 

Everyone who makes the PRT possible does it out of a commitment to the community and to the role we play in it. Our donors show us that what we are doing matters and being a part of a national fundraising campaign showed us that local non-profit newsrooms matter. Below you will see the list of our amazing donors and Press Core members. Thank you, as well, to our generous advertisers that support the PRT each month. Be sure to mention to them that you saw their ad in the PRT. They deserve our community’s support.

Thank you, as well, to our hard working volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you!

We are so proud to be a community resource, and we encourage you to take advantage of all that we have to offer. Utilize our website, Get an early preview of the monthly edition of the PRT before the print edition hits the newsstands the first Thursday of each month. Review back issues. Check the online calendar for local events. Send us a news tip through the website or email us directly. 

Subscribe to our email list and receive our twice a month e-newsletter that includes mid-month new stories announcements, calendar updates and links to top stories in the PRT monthly edition. 

Subscribe to the PRT and receive the print PRT in your mailbox, or give it to a friend as a gift. If you live out of town all or part of the year, receive the paper copy of each issue of the PRT at your home address. 

Attend the new PRT sponsored public events. In January, the PRT sponsored a public forum on Recycling. (see article, page 4). Future community events include a debate, to be scheduled for this summer, featuring candidates running for Santa Cruz County Sheriff.

Thank you for making all of this possible, and please, send us your news tips, your ideas for community outreach and let us know how we are doing. We love to hear from you!