Charity? Is this the best the AZ Republic can do?

Failing newspaper’s all wet scheme to jump-start sales

Helping the less fortunate is a hallmark of caring Americans who are among the most charitable individuals in the world. There is no doubt our government is generous to a fault, squandering billions in foreign aid (taxpayer dollars) to countries worldwide, many of which despise us.

Today, however, with temperatures soaring in Arizona, we focus on a program to provide water to keep homeless youth hydrated. This comes directly from the pages of the Sunday edition of the state’s largest newspaper, which describes the miserable conditions that led to these young people being on the streets.

It was this stunning admission that was the attention grabber in the article describing The Republic and QuikTrip’s partnership to help keep homeless youth cool as temperatures spike:

According to Ken Lynch of Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, a 40-year-old non-profit that works to get young people off the streets and get them on track for a self-sufficient adulthood, “With the excessive-heat advisories that have plagued us for the past two weeks, this initiative couldn’t be happening at a better time.”

How does it work? For every Sunday paper sold at a QuikTrip location, one bottle of water will be given to the group. The promotion begins Sunday, June 19, and lasts through Sunday, Aug. 7.

The Sunday newspaper is over $2.00 at the local QuikTrip. Twenty-four packs of bottled water can often be found on sale at local supermarkets for less than two bucks. Couldn’t the state’s largest, albeit failing, newspaper do a better job of ponying up the much-needed water than this pathetic and self-serving effort tied to sales of its own editions? 

10 Responses to Charity? Is this the best the AZ Republic can do?

  1. Claire Voyant says:

    Liberals are so giving. They care so much more than the rest of us……mainly about themselves!

    • MacBeth says:

      How typical of liberals! The Arizona Republic fits that category well. They are cheesy and cheap, but expect the rest of us to open our billfolds wide as with the Christmas for Sharing program the newspaper’s promoted for years. They even print the names of the individual donors.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Carefully consider where your dollars actually go to when contributing to what you may think are charitable or worthy causes.

    Please do not forget the many animal shelters in the Valley.
    The shelters are begging for volunteers to foster an animal—even if you can only take only animal home with you for a few days or a week, as the shelters are so overcrowded and hot. They are also looking for donations such as those “cool collars” and small plastic swimming pools, which can help to cool down the dogs. Less than ten dollars.

    Also,
    As we learn today that the FBI has been ordered to redact all the references to islam in the Orlando 9-1-1 calls (the re-writing of history continues), I ask again—if you are so inclined—on this longest day of the year, under a full moon—that prayers be sent up to God in Heaven asking for His Mercy.

    If people can buy a newspaper with the belief that one little bottle of water will be donated to a troubled youth, why is it that so many people cannot find it in their hearts to also offer prayers (which require no trip to the store or exchange of money)?

    Thanks.

  3. Clementine says:

    Amazing! The Repulsive gives a single bottle of water for each newspaper sold. Wow! What a heart warmer!

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    The execs at the newspaper must think single bottles of water are $3 each as they are at the sporting events where they sit in corporate skyboxes.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    My favorite charity, the Salvation Army, was “out there” for the public on street corners around Phoenix with tents and ice cold bottles of water for the tired and thirsty since our temperatures have been rising. You don’t have to buy anything. If you’re in need, they’re there.

    It’s one of the very few charitable organizations where the majority of funds they receive go right to the people in need. No fancy “conventions” in big named resorts.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off Topic – Just heard on the news that nine GOP delegates have dropped out of going to the Convention – one of them is Zuhdi Jasser, who’s out because of Donald Trump’s immigration stance.

    I suppose he likes things as they are. No border and lots of Muslim “migrants” being forced upon us with no vetting. Hello Hillary!

    • azgary says:

      something else off topic, but important:

      Media Ignores British Citizen Assassination Attempt of Donald Trump in Las Vegas – (W/ Police Complaint pdf)

      This is the second specific assassination attempt on the life of Donald Trump. If various ideological people were attempting to kill Hillary Clinton this would be leading the news coverage 24/7 with background stories on every aspect of the assassin’s life and family.

      Unfortunately, the visibility of assassination attempts against Donald Trump do not benefit the media leftist narrative.

      Sandford told officers he had been planning an assassination for about a year and was convinced he would die in the attempt. He said he also reserved a ticket for a Trump rally in Phoenix, scheduled for later in the day, as a backup.
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/06/20/media-ignores-british-citizen-assassination-attempt-of-donald-trump-in-las-vegas-w-police-complaint-pdf/

    • LD 28 voter says:

      Lets not forget about several other prominent Republicans that have opted to not attend. Mark Brnovich, Michele Reagan and none other than Frank Riggs.

  7. AZNewsGuy says:

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2016/03/16/thank-you-thursday-season-sharing-raised-273m-local-nonprofits/81834216/

    In 2015 Season for Sharing gave $2.73 million to local nonprofits. Contributions are matched 50 cents on the dollar until donations reach $1 million, and The Republic covers all administrative costs, so 100 percent of all donations go directly to over 140 local nonprofits. The all-time Season for Sharing total is close to $30 Million.