Montana Public Radio

Donate A Thank You Gift

Montana Public Radio's (postponed) Spring 2020 pledge drive is June 3 - 8. 

Donate your thank-you gift or service now through 5 p.m., Friday, June 5. You can submit your item here. Don't forget to attach photo that can be viewed online by our listeners and supporters. Or, give us a call at 406-243-6729 and we'll be happy to take your information over the phone.

Please note that due to COVID-19, and under the advice of the Missoula health department, we will not be offering or accepting homemade food items during the drive. We regret to have to hold off on these items, but want to make sure we are doing our part to help keep our listeners and community safe. We hope to offer your wonderfully delicious home baked goods again in the future, when we feel that it is safe to do so.  Thank you for your understanding. 

If you plan to give your item to MTPR to distribute, please download a printable form and make sure that it accompanies your item. You can safely drop it off at our fundraising office, 629 S 6th St E in Missoula, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., beginning Thursday, May 14, or by appointment. Please call 406-243-6729 to arrange a time or you can mail them to:

Montana Public Radio Thank You Gifts
PARTV Bldg Room 170
The University of Montana
32 Campus Dr
Missoula, MT 59812

If you've ever thought about donating a Thank You Gift to Montana Public Radio for our Spring Drive, it's a great way to give back to your listener supported Public Radio Station!

Here's a little history of how community donated thank you gifts started, and helpful information to answer initial questions you might have.  We are available to answer questions by calling (406) 243-4988, or emailing suzanne.grist@mtpr.org, and will start accepting premium donations the February before the drive. 

How did community donated thank you gifts start?
Community donated thank you gifts began years ago when a listener offered to rake someone's lawn if that person donated money to Montana Public Radio. It has become a trademark of Montana Public Radio's Spring Pledge Drive and is indicative of the creative, industrious, and generous community that is MTPR.  Keep the tradition alive by donating an item, service, or experience that is uniquely yours!

How does Montana Public Radio use your donated Thank You Gift?
Your item will be offered as a thank you gift for a person who donates money to MTPR. We set the pledge amount required for your item. Sometimes we choose to hold your item for a specific day or program during pledge week. Example, Irish Soda bread held for a Celtic music program. 

How do listeners find your item/service?
A detailed description and image (if you send one) will be posted on our donation page for Spring Pledge Week.  We acknowledge you/your business as the donor (unless you choose to remain anonymous). Our on-air hosts will also read your item on-air during Pledge Week. Once your item(s) has been claimed by someone, it will no longer appear on the website or be read on-air.

When do you find out if your Thank You Gift was pledged for?
About a week after the Pledge Week is over, we will send you an acknowledgment with information about your item(s), indicating if someone pledged for it, and if so, whom. If you’ve chosen to have the person arrange with you to pick up or deliver the item/service to them, they will contact you. If time passes and they haven't contacted you, let us know and we will remind them.

Thank you for your interest in participating in our spring drive and for supporting Montana Public Radio! It is so important and appreciated!

Sincerely,
Suzanne Grist
Membership Manager
Montana Public Radio
406-243-4988