Giving Tuesday is the nationwide day set aside to remind people to support nonprofits. But when people think of organizations in need they often think of causes such as those supporting animals, veterans, children, arts and social programs.

So why give to news?

News acts as an amplifier for the community — uncovering the truth, disseminating news and engaging the public.

We have reporters at city halls across the county reporting on stories that impact your quality of life. Every day we are requesting public records that make transparent what is really happening behind the stories. Our editors are combing through stories to uphold the highest standards of accuracy and professionalism. And we tell it all as an independent and nonpartisan news agency that is not beholden to advertisers, sponsors or power-brokers. 

Will you please make a tax-deductible donation to Voice of OC today in honor of #GivingNewsDay? We hope to reach our overall goal of $100,000, while bringing in 100 new, first-time donors. Now — through Dec. 31 — NewsMatch and our local fund will match your tax-deductible new monthly donation 12x or triple your one-time gift, all up to $1,000.

Our work is essential to a better-informed community and a healthy democracy. But it would not be possible without the support of readers like you.

This #GivingNewsDay, invest in unbiased and independent journalism that matters. The time is now.With gratitude,

Sonya QuickDigital Editor, Voice of OC

P.S. Don’t keep #GivingNewsDay all to yourself! Celebrate with friends and colleagues by helping us spread the word and forwarding this email.

Since you've made it this far,

You are obviously connected to your community and value good journalism. As an independent and local nonprofit, our news is accessible to all, regardless of what they can afford. Our newsroom centers on Orange County’s civic and cultural life, not ad-driven clickbait. Our reporters hold powerful interests accountable to protect your quality of life. But it’s not free to produce. It depends on donors like you.

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