Stay informed, get a stack of coupons and help the United Way of the Plains improve the community — all for the suggested donation of 50 cents.
That's the idea behind The Eagle's "Taking It to the Streets" campaign.
Local media personalities and volunteers will sell 10,000 special, coupon-wrapped editions of the paper on 11 street corners today from 7 to 9 a.m. A limited number of copies also will be available today at the main counter of the Eagle, 825 E. Douglas.
Newspapers include a coupon for a free drink at QuikTrip, and readers also have a chance to win prizes, such as a free night at the Hotel at Old Town or a $500 savings bond from Bank of America.
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The proceeds go to the United Way of the Plains, which provides mentoring programs for kids, job skills classes, medical care for low-income families and many other services.
The United Way kicked off its 2010 fundraising campaign last week. Its goal for the campaign is $15 million.
Locations for 2010 Taking it To the Streets
--21st & Rock
--29th & Rock
--31st & Seneca
--37th & Rock
--Central & Hillside
--Central & Maize
--Central & Ridge
--Central & Rock
--Harry & Webb
--Main & Douglas