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It's almost Tuesday. You know what that means. Time for Kathy Tarr, Paula Sperry, Carol Courneen, Ira Wood, and more of the wonderful people that make this station what it is. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has also become a time to think of your favorite non-profit organizations and what they mean to you.

In a world that has accelerated to a head-spinning pace, you can count on community radio to be your refuge. We take the old adage "act local" to heart, featuring the voices of your friends and neighbors as they play the music they love and discuss the issues important to our area. We have no ulterior motives; our sincerity is our signature. If that sort of thing is important to you, we hope you'll consider making WOMR a part of your year-end giving plans. Below you'll find a few different programs and opportunities for giving that you may find attractive.
're in the home stretch of our effort to raise the money necessary to rebuild our broadcast studios. Analog is charming, but the modern era has become undeniably digital. The new equipment will allow for new capabilities, easier maintenance and better integration. This means better sound quality for you, the listener. It also ensures the stability of our broadcast well into the future. After 12 months of concerted effort, about two-thirds of the money has been raised. All are welcome to our celebration of the anticipated success of the campaign on April 14 at the Schoolhouse. It'll be a humdinger.

Thanks to our partners at CARS, WOMR has had great success in raising money by accepting donations of vehicles from our patrons. Whether they run or not, you can donate your car, truck, motorcycle or boat to the station. Our contractors will come take the vehicle off your hands and handle all the paper work. They sell the thing at auction and community radio reaps the rewards. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
Vintage Vinyl
Music is our stock in trade here at community radio, quite literally. We share our love of the music by playing it on the air, and for the last few years, our passion has been manifest in bringing old records back to life by finding them a new home. You can donate your old collection to the station, get credit for your donation to a non-profit, and know that we'll find someone to love them as much as you did. If you're a buyer, browse our collection to see if we've got just the thing you've been looking for. Call Matty in the office at 508-487-2619 to make arrangements to donate your records.
Net Metering Credits  
Perhaps you're one of the many folks who have installed solar panels at your home or business. Perhaps you harvest more watts than you need. Energy is one of our biggest budget items and we can use the energy you don't need. Eversource has made it possible for you to donate your surplus power to your favorite non-profit. That might even be your local community radio station. Get more details here, or call us in the office to find out more.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
If you're over 70 and 1/2 years of age and eligible to take a Required Minimum Distribution from your Individual Retirement Account, you can turn that into a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Distributions must be made directly from the IRA trustee to WOMR and other restrictions apply, but it can be a great way to satisfy your RMD while minimizing your income tax liability. We're not accountants, but it sounds like a great way to make your money go further while helping community radio. Call us in the office for more details on how to make this happen.

So there you have it. These are just some of the ways you can donate to community radio. We hope you've got the means to help your favorite non-profit organizations and those in need this holiday season. If you need anything from us, just give us a call and we'll do what we can for you. Above all, we'll keep the radio on for you.