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Register Media doesn't just cover our community; we're a part of it. That's why we believe our role involves more than reporting the news. From raising funds that help at-risk children and families to sponsoring local events, our commitment is to improve areas where we live and work. In 2013, Register Media worked in partnership with over 25 different local organizations to support fundraising efforts aimed at making Central Iowa a better place to live and work.

Register Media annually provides thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to assist needy families and nonprofit organizations through two main channels:

Gannett Foundation: A philanthropic foundation sponsored by Gannett, the Gannett Foundation supports non-profit activities in Central Iowa and other communities in which Gannett does business. In 2012, the Gannett Foundation made grants and matching employee donations to non-profits for a total of $6.9 million.

Make A Difference Day: Millions of people and many businesses come together on the fourth Saturday in October to participate in Make A Difference Day. It is the largest national day of helping others and is sponsored by Gannett’s USA WEEKEND and its carrier newspapers, including The Des Moines Register.

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