Fall Fund Drive Thank-You Gifts

Why your support matters...

Our theme for the Fall Fund Drive is “truth is power.” We're inviting you to take a moment to consider what that really means.

Your hometown news team here at WFDD thinks about that every single day, and the work that we do embodies exactly that: truth is power.

Honest reporting with integrity (truth) enables and empowers you and our entire listening community to make informed decisions that affect you and your family (power). Having a strong local news team is good for our entire 32-county listening area, as this NPR story demonstrated many years ago. And now, in a time when disinformation is often given more credence than fact-based journalism, it’s more important than ever that you help support WFDD’s coverage of the local, national, and international news that embodies truth.

Listener support is our largest and most-reliable source of funding. This enables WFDD to broadcast news and information that embodies the highest journalistic and ethical standards, cover what commercial news outlets don’t, and remain beholden to you–not corporate stakeholders. Local news stories, such as Keri Brown’s reporting on families in the Stokesdale area that are concerned about the EPA’s development of new limits for polluted water released from coal-fired power plants, and David Ford’s reporting on Safe Bus, the state’s first African-American owned transportation company, comprise just some of the great stories that enlightened your day, and showed the depth and richness of the communities we live in. And, because we all need a little break from the news every once in a while, we also shared this little gem about the the USA Mullet Champions, which showcased some fine homegrown NC beauties!

We are only able to be there for you every day because you are here for us RIGHT NOW.

Around 86% of our revenue comes from our community, and the largest portion of that is from listeners like you! Every gift matters, and our entire team is humbled and grateful for all that you make possible with your support RIGHT NOW!

86%

of our revenue comes from community support.

Put a dollar value on what you get out of WFDD every day and make a gift now to ensure that this public service is available for everyone.

WFDD is more than just news. You come to us for the thoughtful conversations that happen in our Book Club. You trust us to teach journalism skills to your middle-school age children during the summer through Radio Camp, and to your high school kids during the school year through Radio 101. You laugh with us at our Bar Meetups, and engage in dialogue during our Community Conversations. WFDD is the friend you know you can count on, and today we need to know we can count on you.

We have a big goal for this fall. In fact, our biggest goal to date. We need to raise $375,000 to ensure we can keep providing you with everything that you’ve come to expect from us. We know that we can get there, because we do it together, one gift at a time.

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The WFDD book club meeting.

Your support matters, and we want to thank you!

WFDD Joggers

That's right...after all these years of only half-dressing you with our fabulous WFDD shirts, it's time to complete the look with your very own pair of WFDD joggers!

These joggers are a preshrunk, poly-cotton blend with unisex sizing from small to 2X. They have a drawstring elastic waistband and have pockets in the front. 

Get yours today for $20/month as a Sustainer, a one-time gift of $240, or upgrade your current Sustainer gift for $2/month or more.

Grey sweatpants or joggers with the WFDD logo printed on the leg in white.

WFDD Listeners Love Their Pets!

At WFDD, we love our pets and wanted them to join in on the fun with some WFDD pet thank-you gifts. We can't wait to see you at the dog park or around town with our signature dog leash. It's light gray, 6 feet long, 3/4" wide, and has a swivel clip.

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You could choose our signature black stainless steel pet bowl. It features our logo in white on one side, and our theme for this year's Fall Fund Drive, "Truth is power," on the other side.

The black stainless steel pet bowl is 2" H and 7" W  and holds 8 oz.

It's perfect for your kitty or pup's food or water.

Get your dog leash -OR- pet bowl today for $15/month as a Sustainer or a one-time gift of $180 or upgrade your current Sustainer gift for $2/month or more.

pet bowl and leash

Set of 2 WFDD Swedish Dishcloths

Used in Europe for over 60 years, these amazing Swedish Dishcloths are 100% compostable and biodegradable, as they're made from renewable fibers (70% cellulose and 30% cotton). These dishcloths last 6-9 months, and we're sending you a set of two! They're 8" L by 7" W, and feature a custom design.

They are dishwasher safe.

They replace the equivalent of 17 rolls of paper towels, saving trees, water and money.

They are super absorbent, and are able to soak up 20 times their own weight in liquid.

Get yours today for $10/month as a Sustainer or a one-time gift of $120, or upgrade your current Sustainer gift for $2/month or more.

Swedish dishcloth with the WFDD logo and the phrase "truth is power."

WFDD Bumper Sticker

This 8.5” by 3.3” sticker is definitely for you if you love Neal Charnoff and want to join his crusade for universal turn signal usage . . . oh, and also if you love WFDD.

Get yours today for $5/month as a Sustainer or a one-time gift of $60 or upgrade your current Sustainer gift for $2/month or more.

WFDD bumper sticker that reads "use your turn signal if you love public radio."

Giveaways!

Pre-Drive

  • 3 Wishes Romance Package at the O. Henry Hotel*
  • Dining voucher

Mid-Drive

  • WFDD Enamel Pin- bonus gift for any gift given on September 24th
  • Venus Williams Ticket Giveaway - 5 pairs September 26th
  • David Sedaris Ticket Giveaway - 4 pairs September 27th
  • iPad Giveaway - September 28th

Grand Prize/ Post-Drive: Near and Far Package!

  • 3 Wishes Romance Package at the Proximity Hotel*
  • Dining voucher
  • American Airlines gift card for $500.00

Make your gift now!

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Information on giveaways and special opportunities:

Details for the 3 Wishes Romance Packages:

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Three Wishes Romance Package at the O. Henry Hotel or the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC

  • Package includes one night’s gracious accommodations in a spacious King room at O. Henry Hotel or the Proximity Hotel and pick three amenities you’ve always wished for. The amenities to choose from are listed below.  Orchestrate the perfect romance, fashion a birthday to remember, devise an anniversary for a lifetime or invent that much-needed relaxing getaway…just the way you like it.
  • Choose 3 Amenities
    • Premium Bottle of Wine or Sparkling 6 Variety Beer Pack
    • Charcuterie Board or Cheese Trio Housemade Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Housemade Romantic Sweets
    • Medium Floral Arrangement from our Florist-In Residence
    • Tea for Two at O. Henry Hotel (requires reservations in advance)
    • Breakfast In Bed
    • Provocative Play Set Getaway Travel Kit for Lovers
    • $50 Credit to Print Works Bistro, Green Valley Grill or Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
    • Stay Longer – 12 PM Check-In & 3 PM Checkout
  • Package giveaway valid September 20, 2022 – October 1, 2023
  • Only valid for one-night stay and based on availability – some blackout periods apply to certificate redemption. Must show certificate at check in.
  • Advanced reservations are required through our Reservations Department at 336-544- 9605. Some amenities require reservations 48 hours in advance.