DRUTHERS | Canada’s New Alternative Newspaper | Because Mainstream Media, Sucks!

Update posted by Shawn Jason On Jan 11, 2021
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Update posted by Shawn Jason On Dec 15, 2020

UPDATE: Dec 14, 2020

Well, looks like we are going to reach the $5,000 funding goal early again this month! December's funding goal will realize 50,000 copies of the January issue for Ontario! Wow. We are hearing you loud and clear. You want this paper to succeed! I am committed to making that happen. Let's keep the momentum going and keep moving forward. Any funds above this month's $5000 goal will be put toward printing & distribution of the February edition.

February Expansion Goal: ONTARIO Edition & BRITISH COLUMBIA Edition

With 2 months of incredible support for the Ontario edition, it's time to bring Druthers newspapers to British Columbia too. For the February issue we are aiming for 50,000 copies of the Ontario edition AND 25,000 copies of the first edition for B.C. Would you like to see that happen?

Printing & distribution of 50,000 copies in Ontario + 25,000 copies in B.C. = $8,500

If you are able, please dig deep and do all you can to help this happen. This is important, and I cannot do it alone. This project is only succeeding because of the love and support of many concerned citizens like you. And even if you are unable to donate, you can still be a big help by sharing this fundraising campaign everywhere you are able! Share it to groups, send it in emails, ask you friends to pitch in. Every contribution and every share helps.

Let's do this!

P.S. Are you a member of our facebook group yet?
Please join us @ www.facebook.com/groups/mydruthers

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Update posted by Shawn Jason On Dec 13, 2020

BIG MILESTONE REACHED!

Today, (Saturday, December 12, 2020) at the rally in downtown Toronto, I put the last few thousand papers into the hands of volunteer distributors. This marks a big moment for me, and for Druthers. We completed the first mission. We assembled, printed and distributed 25,000 copies of a FREE alternative newspaper around Southern Ontario. We really did it! Yes, I led this, but WE did it.

Only because of the immense amount of love & support from so many beautiful people like you, this project flowed and came together almost rather magically, and I thank you, truly.

Over these next 2 weeks, myself and the team will be assembling the 2nd issue and will have it ready for January 1st and I aim to make it ever more powerful and impactful than the last. I ask of you, please, let's keep the momentum going and growing! We've started something beautiful with the potential for massive impact, and I need your help.

NEXT, 50,000 COPIES FOR JANUARY

I am doubling down on the next run of papers and will have 50,000 copies printed. Some people are calling me crazy for diving in so big, especially for it being just our 2nd issue, but I believe with your help we can make this look easy. Just as we all make it look easy to get 25,000 copies out on our first run. (Some people called me crazy for doing 25,000 copies on the first run too, but we did it) !!!

For the January issue I hope we build more momentum & get more organized to ensure all 50,000 copies are distributed in a timely fashion.

And if you are able, please do what you can to help ensure we hit the funding goal on this campaign! Donate and/or share this link everywhere you can! www.gogetfunding.com/druthers

We have numerous 'reward' levels for contributors to choose from if you wish.

We have a few bold statement t-shirts available for $30 contributions. Or you can reserve a bundle of papers for yourself to pick up (after Jan 1) or even have us mail them to you. There is also a truly incredible album that was donated to Druthers to use as a fundraising tool. It is a very relevant & uplifting album called FREEDOM, by Francine Jarry. You can select this reward for a $20 or more donation to this campaign.

See all rewards on the main fundraising page.

Donations can also be sent via e-transfer if you prefer to; [email protected]

LAST CALL FOR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

We still have room for a few more impactful articles. If you love to write / express and are passionate about a particular topic or point that you feel will help people begin to question things more deeply, please get ahold of me, Shawn Jason at [email protected]

If you want to help but don't know what to write about, message me and I will give you input on topics I feel should be in the next issue.

Not a writer but know one, or some who are on the same page as we are? Please introduce them to Druthers and invite them to contribute an article.

MORE DIGITAL MEDIA

While things are flowing so magically, perhaps we can amp things up a few notches on the digital end of things. I don't yet know quite how this looks, but I see an internet radio show for druthers in the near future, as well as video production in the form of reporters on site at various locations and events, as well as interviews for both video and radio. Is this a way you may be able to contribute? Please message me and let's talk about working our magic together. [email protected]

Additionally, another good hand or two with the websites would be very welcomed. It is time to start pumping out content through the website too.

OTHER WAYS TO INCREASE REACH & IMPACT?

Please reach out if you see a way to help this project grow! This is a people powered project and if you feel we are in alignment with other's views, visions and mission, get in touch and let's explore getting you more involved. [email protected]

Thank you. I love you. Let's do this!

<3

Shawn Jason
www.druthers.net
www.facebook.com/groups/mydruthers
www.gogetfunding.com/druthers











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Update posted by Shawn Jason On Dec 07, 2020

Hello my fabulous freedom lovers!! I have a gift for you all. It is an album that was gifted to Druthers to use as a fundraising tool, and what a beautiful, relevant, uplifting gift / album it is.

It is called FREEDOM, by Francine Jarry in Montreal.

To get this album, come on over to the website and order it. If you have already contributed to this campaign, please just add 0 in the price field and you will be able to download all 9 songs for free. If you haven't already made a contribution, you can download the song from the website for any donation amount.

https://druthers.net/shop/freedom-album

I especially like song #1 and song #7 :)

P.S. Are you members of the facebook group yet? Come on over and let us know what you think of the songs :) https://facebook.com/groups/mydruthers

Thank you all!!!

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