We aren't currently taking submissions, but will let you know when it's time! In the meantime, here is some helpful information, and a little history about how our Thank You Gift tradition began...
If you've ever thought about donating a Thank You Gift to Montana Public Radio, it's a great and fun way to give back to your listener supported Public Radio Station.
Donate online here, or download and print the form at the bottom of the page and mail to:
Attn: Thank You Gifts
Montana Public Radio
The University of Montana
32 Campus Dr
Missoula, MT 59812
We are available to answer questions by calling (406) 243-6729, or emailing email@example.com.
If you'd like for us to distribute your item to the person who pledges for it, please drop your item by our office, 629 S 6th St E, Missoula, 10am - 2pm, M - F, starting March 8th, or by appointment, 406-243-6729.
Here's a little history of how community donated thank you gifts started, and helpful information to answer initial questions you might have.
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 anony-ous). 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!
Suzanne Grist and the Thank You Gifts Team
Montana Public Radio
406-243-6729 or 406-243-4988