Why Donate to Town Square Television?

"A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad." ~Albert Camus
Eli and Tyler - A father is teaching his son about a camera shot
Learning about camera shots

Your support means we are able to continue telling the stories of our community. We televise about 1,500 new uniquely local programs every year. Many of these are produced by our staff with the help of much-needed volunteers. But more than half are produced by people and organizations who need our help to tell their stories through video and affordable access to television and the Internet.

Your donation means many things. You are helping Town Square Television to bring you programming like St. Paul Saints Baseball, Game of the Week, local school and holiday concerts, news and updates in our area, talk shows like Girl Talk, original music shows like Amp it Up, and even town festivities like parades, graduations, and queen coronations.

Your support helps our professional staff to teach affordable monthly classes on different methods of shooting and editing video, and on how to make your own TV show. Your donation makes it possible for us to provide state-of-the-art video production equipment for the public to use to create and voice their opinions. Funds are needed to provide ongoing training for our staff on new and developing technologies, so that we can make these new tools available and help the community to use them.

Your support helps local people and organizations that want to voice their opinion, share their faith, or send a message to the viewing public. We help our fellow non-profit organizations get their message out about donating and volunteering for their missions. Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Youth Organizations, Mental Health Agencies, Fundraisers, Volunteer Events, and many others all need help telling their stories effectively - and affordably!

Your donation helps exercise the American right to freedom of speech. Our channels provide an outlet for many political views, community groups, and organizations that might not otherwise have a voice. Every election season we provide many hours of candidate information programming to help voters to choose their candidates and to see the local results live. With the ongoing disappearance of many local forms of media, you help us to remain a unique local media station located in the same community with our viewers.

Getting ready to shoot Girl Talk
The crew is getting ready to shoot Girl Talk

Your support means that important local events like parades, graduations, and local celebrations can be seen by everyone! From our Looking Back at Local History with Bill Wolston program to our South St. Paul Stockyards Documentary, our videos are preserving a piece of our local history for many, many years to come, and for younger generations to learn about and enjoy.

There are many different ways to support Town Square Television, just choose the one(s) that fit you best. You can help by purchasing copies of DVDs that we produce. You can become a member of Town Square Television, which gives you access to our classes and use of our equipment and studio. You can take video production classes offered by Town Square Television. Or if you prefer you can Donate money directly to us via PayPal or check or cash. Because of our 501(c) (3) non-profit status, donations to Town Square Television are tax-deductible.

Another great way to support Town Square Television is to donate your time! We are always looking for volunteers to help with various productions. Not only do you help us, but volunteering with Town Square Television can provide you with the video production experience many are looking for. Many of our volunteers are college or high school students who are working towards degrees in communications, theater, video production, and performing arts. Our staff has also worked with many area high school video classes, giving them the opportunity to use cutting-edge equipment they might not otherwise have access to. We work with sports, music, or youth booster clubs who form video committees to cover their events and preserve the memories forever!

Thank you very much for your support! Your help means we can keep on telling the stories of this community. We appreciate your contribution and pledge to use our resources to serve the community well.

If you choose to donate you can enter any amount you would like!

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