WPBS-DT MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

WPBS-DT, Watertown Public Broadcasting, development team leverages community collaboration to donate to local food pantry. For every viewer pledging to WPBS during A Time to Treasure Member Drive, a pound of food will be donated by Watertown Times & NNY Business. In addition, the LeRay Walmart, will match the food donation up to a certain dollar amount to maximize purchasing power. “WPBS-DT truly wants our viewers and community partners to understand how we can better serve the community through collaboration” stated Bonnie Eppolito, WPBS Director of Development. WPBS-DT has selected the Watertown Urban Mission to receive the food donation following the member drive.

Lynn Brown, President & General Manager, stated that “WPBS-DT usually garners between 500 – 600 pledges during a typical membership drive, but we’re hoping to get as close to 1,000 pledges as possible for a total of 1,000 pounds of food to the Watertown Urban Mission during the holiday season.”
Tune in for “A Time to Treasure” Member Drive from 11/30 through 12/8 with specials such as: Lawrence Welk’s Holiday Special on Saturday, November 30 at 7 pm representing 30 years of Mr. Welk’s Christmas shows; Great Performances: Pavarotti, A voice for the Ages on Sunday, December 1 at 8 pm; Celtic Thunder Christmas on Monday, December 2 at 9:30 pm; The Farm Story on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm; all-new Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas on Wednesday, December 4 at 8 pm; Return to Downton Abbey on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm; Barbara Streisand: Back in Brooklyn on Friday, December 6, at 8 pm; Libera: Angels Sing Christmas in Ireland on Saturday, December 7 at 7 pm; Masterpiece MYSTERY Marathon for Foyle’s War on Sunday, December 8 from 11 am to 5 pm; and, the Best of Andy Williams Christmas on Sunday, December 8 at 6 pm.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.
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