This year "Giving Tuesday" comes early and has taken on new urgency during the coronavirus pandemic. 

体育在线365There are 110 local nonprofits listed on  for the movement they are calling #GivingTuesdayNow. They are organizations (alphabetically) from  to the to . We tell their stories every day. Our community could not function without them, and we encourage you to help these groups that are helping others during this difficult time. 

The #GivingTuesdayNow campaign encourages people to donate medical supplies to healthcare workers, support small businesses by purchasing gift cards and donate to nonprofits during a time of "unprecedented need."

So this year, those of us in the journalism industry are also promoting the day on social media with the hashtag #GivingNewsDay. 

The day promotes good causes. And good causes include keeping our community informed during the pandemic and after. 

体育在线365This week, we're asking readers to support the work we do by signing up for a digital subscription — . 

体育在线365You’ll see : a $39-a-year digital subscription offer and the ability to promote gift subscriptions. 

We hope you've noticed that much, if not most, of the coronavirus-related stories in recent weeks have been offered free as a public service. But it still costs money to produce that vital kind of journalism in these unprecedented times. 

You more than get what you pay for. Take some recent examples, in no particular order:

CD Davidson-Hiers wrote about a pair of Rickards High students who started their own online tutoring services for fellow teens who needed help keeping up with their studies while schools are shuttered.

Karl Etters used the state's Sunshine Law to get emails showing how the Tallahassee Developmental Center scrambled for precious protective equipment体育在线365 and other supplies, only to be told initially to try their luck on Amazon. 

Nada Hassanein wrote about a local mom and her daughter to illustrate "the underserved Frenchtown neighborhood, where local leaders are concerned about disparities amid coronavirus cases."

Jeffrey Schweers took readers inside the Tallahassee Developmental center, where the world of adults with disabilities has been upended after the facility became our local hotspot for coronavirus cases.

Back story: 'Turned upside down' by coronavirus: Inside the Tallahassee Developmental Center

Jeff Burlew explored our local hospitals' stock of Personal Protective Equipment, their plans for dealing with the pandemic and their fears about being overwhelmed with patients.

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Alicia Devine used her camera to document the new normal, showing how local leaders are working and living by photographing them through the windows of their homes, which have become many people's entire world now. Photojournalist Tori Schneider produced a photographic tribute to the essential workers体育在线365 in our midst.

Byron Dobson reported on a new walk-up COVID testing site体育在线365 — created to bring testing to Tallahassee’s south side, where many don't necessarily have cars — located at FAMU's Bragg Stadium. 

Of course, that's not even scratching the surface. There's been extensive coverage of sports in the coronavirus era, lists including which restaurants are reopening and which are doing take-out only, and the usual slate of features and opinions. 

We've also found time to produce premium content available only to subscribers, such as TaMaryn Waters' special look at hotel projects under construction or in permitting体育在线365 — representing 1,000 new hotel rooms for Tallahassee. 

The need is real: We’re here for you, and we could use your help now. 

Please support our local nonprofits and . Or, if you already have one, ensure your friends and loved ones have the vital information they need by sharing the gift of local news on #GivingNewsDay. 

体育在线365Because we can’t tell stories about your health, your business or your community without you.

William Hatfield is the executive editor of the Tallahassee Democrat. Jim Rosica is the news director. Email the editor feedback, story tips or ideas at


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