#NewsMatch Week 1: Thank you to our new members &#...

#NewsMatch Week 1: Thank you to our new members & donors

What an amazing first week of NewsMatch we’ve had! This week we’ve welcomed 20 new members, 18 new donors, and 5 new business sponsors to Planet Detroit. Thanks to you, we’ve raised more than $4,500 and are nearly a quarter of the way to our $20,000 goal.

We’re the Feel Good Tap this month at Homegrown Brewery in Oxford, Michigan. Might we suggest taking a fall color tour through northern Oakland County this weekend and stopping by for a tasty beverage?

And the first 10 members from this week will receive a free print from their choice of the following selections by Detroit photographer Amy Sacka:

It may not seem like a lot of money, but these donations go a long way towards helping us gain the financial stability we need to continue bringing you Planet Detroit each week.

Now is the time to support Planet Detroit’s local independent nonprofit environmental journalism. Starting now—through December 31—NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12x or double your one-time gift, all up to $5,000 up to a total cap of $11,500 this year.

You have two options for supporting Planet Detroit

# 1 Make a one-time or recurring donation

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#2 Become a member

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak is a contributing editor for Detour Detroit. She is the founder and executive editor of Planet Detroit, a digital media startup that tells Detroit’s environmental stories while building a community of engaged readers who are informed and empowered to act personally and publicly. She is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes, edits and produces stories about the environment, place and identity. Her recent work has been published by Detour Detroit, Belt Magazine, HuffPost, Detroit Free Press, WDET, Crains Detroit Business, Business Insider, Curbed Detroit and Model D. Prior to her career in journalism, she worked in urban planning in the local government and nonprofit sectors. She has a Master of Science in Natural Resource Ecology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Twitter: @ninaignaczak