USA TODAY Publishes Special Philanthropy Bonus Section
MCLEAN, Va., April 14, 2009 — USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, will publish an eight-page special bonus section focused on philanthropy on Tuesday, April 14. The section focuses on a new and growing civic generation and how the current economy is affecting service organizations. An essay by First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the need for more youthful volunteerism than ever.
Content from "Sharing in the USA" and additional articles on related topics can be found at sharing.usatoday.com. This includes a look at how corporations are getting more creative in the way they give. Also available is an interactive database where USA TODAY community members and readers can connect with local charities simply by entering a Zip code or a city and state.
The "Sharing in the USA" cover story will look at the fact that while jobs are scarce and money is tight, that isn't stopping the Millennial generation from giving back through volunteering and community service. The section offers numerous anecdotes and photos of people 18-30 volunteering time or service across the USA.
Seven advocacy and non-profit organizations have signed on as sponsors of the section, they include the American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Service Organization (USO), BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Research to Prevent Blindness, Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Rotary Foundation.
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