Doubled Up - Twice

It was a good night at Chick Poker for me. I turned my $20 into $41 and change. Always a good feeling.

The better feeling came from our annual holiday donation. We've collected money in December each year  for a while now and collectively donate it to an agreed upon charity. This year, we decided to give it to Season for Sharing which is run by The Arizona Republic and 12 News (a local radio station). The double up is that Gannett matches all donations up to $400,000.

If you're looking for an organization to donate to this holiday season, I suggest checking it out.

Here's the scoop on Season for Sharing from

We'll Increase Your Donation.
You Increase Their Potential.

Season for Sharing is The Arizona Republic and 12 News' annual holiday fund-raising campaign. Through an eight-week news, editorial, direct mail and ad campaign, readers and viewers are encouraged to donate to the Season for Sharing fund to help human service agencies in Arizona.

Donations are matched through Gannett Foundation and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust 50 cents on the dollar until the fund reaches $800,000. The Republic and 12 News cover all administrative and fund-raising costs, so every penny donated, plus the matching dollars, goes directly to local agencies.

Last year, $2.66 million was distributed to 137 agenciesthat help at-risk children and families, improve educational skills, help domestic violence victims and serve the elderly. Since its inception in 1993, Season for Sharing has generated more than $46 million to our community.

When you donate to Season for Sharing, you give more than money... you provide independence, opportunity, inspiration and safety. In these tough economic times, the need is even greater and Season for Sharing is once again there to help.

100 percent of your matched donation will go to agencies throughout the Valley and state. Please give today


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