By Lydia Fiser
As you all know, The Fine Print is run completely by volunteers. Going on our fifth year, we are continuing to cover areas of Gainesville that are often overlooked. We tell you stories of the people who make our town what it is today. We entertain you with creative writing pieces and comics. And we help connect those of you who are actively trying to improve our community with those of you who would like to join their efforts. Every bit of this is made possible through our hardworking, dedicated volunteer staff and support from readers like you.
Right now through May 29, we’re raising money through a special campaign so we can continue serving the Gainesville community. If you have a few dollars to spare, please send ‘em our way. We promise to make good use of them. With your help, we’ll be able to keep our office open over the summer so we can teach new students the skills they need to be effective writers, reporters, photographers, graphic designers, editors and community organizers. We’ll be working on a special edition of The Fine Print to welcome you back to school in the fall. And we’ll be able to (finally) submit our paperwork to become a 501c3 nonprofit — a long awaited goal.
Thank you in advance for your support and keep reading The Fine Print!
UPDATE: We were able to raise over $1,000 thanks to the generous support of our friends, readers and family. We didn’t reach our goal, but it is a huge step in being able to become more sustainable in the future. Thanks to everyone who donated and if you’d like to donate now or in the future, go to the donate tab at the top or click here to donate. Thanks again! – June 2, 2012