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What’s the deal with “Public Media Giving Days”?


“Public Media Giving Days” is a brand-new fundraising event for public media stations all around the country. It’s a time to reflect on why local media is more critical than ever in keeping our community connected, to share with friends and family the significance of their contributions, to celebrate the impact of VPM’s programming, and to ensure that we can continue our work at VPM for years and years to come.

I want to mark my calendar! When is this happening?
“Public Media Giving Days” takes place each year on May 1 and 2.

How can I make a donation?
You can donate ONLINE any time or by giving us a call at 1-800-476-8440.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Any amount you can give makes a huge impact! Just think — for the price of a cup of coffee, you can become an active part of our mission to educate, entertain, and inspire communities across Virginia!

Are there any special promotions for this event?

PMGD 2024 Exclusive Tshirt

Yes! We have a specially-designed, limited-edition VPM t-shirt available ONLY during “Public Media Giving Days” on May 1 and 2, 2024. You can even choose the shirt style that suits you best, from tanks to tees, to hoodies and more!

Mark your calendars and set a reminder for yourself to snag one while you can!

I’m not able to donate right now, can I still be involved?

Absolutely! We understand that not everyone is able to make a financial donation. You can participate in any way you see fit — give us a shout-out on social media, text your friends about donating, encourage friends and family to watch or listen to your favorite VPM programs.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts ahead of the big event for exciting updates, unique ways to get involved and interesting things to share.

I’m already a member of VPM — what makes my contribution on “Public Media Giving Days” so special?

On May 1 and 2, you have the power to make an EVEN BIGGER impact than usual. While contributing financially is critical every day of the year, this is a unique opportunity to share your why and encourage your community to join you in supporting VPM.

As an existing member, you are our biggest cheerleaders — and we need your help to spread the word!

Do your Facebook friends know that we're a trusted source for in-depth local, national, and international news? Share the link to your favorite episode of “VPM News Focal Point” or a recent VPM News article and get a conversation started!

Have your coworkers or neighbors seen the latest from MASTERPIECE? Do they know they can learn new things about Virginia with programs like "Virginia Home Grown," "Un-Wine'd" and "Life in the Heart Land?" Do they know that with a VPM membership, they can access VPM Passport to watch full episodes, seasons and documentaries of many of their favorite VPM PBS programs on their schedule?

Do your Instagram followers know that our locally-produced, award-winning podcasts are available wherever they already get their podcasts? Do they know about our newest podcast "Track Change" premiering on the NPR Network in early April (check out our other popular podcasts for even more great suggestions).

You are the heart of public media. We need YOU to help us make Public Media Giving Days a success.


Help us continue to make an impact.

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