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AIM Charities kicks off it’s 3rd Annual Campaign

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2016


Contact: Eryn Reddell Wingert, AIM Charities – Project Coordinator, 760-524-2955
Frank Escobedo, Publisher
The Valley Morning Star & The Brownsville Herald – 956-892-6646
Stephan Wingert, Regional Vice President/Publisher
The Monitor – 956-683-4067


AIM Charities kicks off 3rd Annual Campaign
Announces 20 local charitable agencies to receive funds raised


McAllen – The AIM Charities 2016-17 Campaign kicked off this morning at the McAllen
Chamber of Commerce with the announcement of the 20 beneficiary agencies. During the
campaign, which runs through January 31st, AIM Charities reaches out to local business
leaders, and community members offering a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives
of thousands across the Rio Grande Valley.


“Each year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving we kick off the campaign to raise funds to help
those who may have less to be thankful for than most,” said AIM Media Texas VP & Publisher of
The Monitor, Stephan Wingert.


Through the generosity of local businesses and individuals connected to our community AIM
Charities has garnered over $200,000 in donations and pledges.


Taking the lead in contributing to the 3rd annual campaign is Vantage Bank and Edwards
Abstract Title Co with a pledge of $20,000. This is the third consecutive year of participating for
Vantage Bank and Edwards Abstract Title.


“AIM Charities screens applicants and selects agencies based on our mission of helping not just
a few, but as many as possible. Part of our goal each year is to ensure contributions go farther,
making an impact in our community and those served by these amazing local agencies,”
Wingert stated today during the kick off event.


The twenty (20) organizations selected by AIM Charities for the 2016-17 campaign include:
• The Salvation Army of McAllen
• Silver Ribbon Community Partners
• Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
• Women Together

• Comfort House
• United Way of South Texas’ “Food for the Forgotten”, and “Project Impact”
• The Family Hope Center of Penitas
• Ronald McDonald House
• Salvation Army of Harlingen
• Aurora House
• La Posada Providencia
• Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry
• Family Crisis Center
• Loaves & Fishes
• Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen
• Sunshine Haven
• Friendship of Women
• Good Neighbor Settlement House
• Ozanam Center
• United Way of Cameron County’s “Snack Pack Project”


These agencies will receive every penny donated as AIM Media Texas, LLC, the company that
owns
The Monitor, Valley Morning Star, Brownsville Herald, Mid-Valley Town Crier, El Nuevo
Heraldo,
and the Coastal Current, covers all administrative costs.

For more information visit www.AIMCharities.com.

AIM Charities 2016-17 Kickoff Media Advisory

Media Advisory
November 21, 2016


Contact: Eryn Reddell Wingert, AIM Charities – Project Coordinator, 760-524-2955
Frank Escobedo, Publisher
The Valley Morning Star & The Brownsville Herald – 956-892-6646
Stephan Wingert, Regional Vice President/Publisher
The Monitor – 956-683-4067


3rd Annual AIM Charities Campaign Kick Off
AIM Charities to Announce 2016-17 Beneficiary Agencies


McAllen – The AIM Charities Campaign annually raises funds to help not just a few, but the
many suffering from hunger and homelessness across the Rio Grande Valley. Funds raised also
help provide basic essentials to those in immediate need. Through the generosity of businesses
and individuals connected to our community AIM Charities has raised nearly $190,000 in
donations and pledges over the past two years.


Tuesday, November 22 kicks-off the 3rd annual AIM Charities Campaign which runs through
January 31. Join us at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 11AM as we announce the 20
local agencies who will receive 100% of the funds raised. (AIM Media Texas LLC, the company
that owns
The Monitor, Valley Morning Star, Brownsville Herald, El Nuevo Heraldo, Mid-Valley
Town Crier, Coastal Current
and El Extra covers all administrative costs.)


We also invite you to follow the campaign in the above listed publications and their on-line sites
as we highlight the efforts of these dedicated charitable organizations, those they serve, and the
generous sponsors leading the way in giving back to the Rio Grande Valley.


WHO: AIM Media Texas Charities
WHAT: AIM Charities 2016-2017 Campaign Kick-off
WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2015
WHERE: McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Avenue, McAllen, Texas

AIM Charities wraps up second campaign; set to distribute checks to 21 local agencies

Rio Grande Valley – The 2nd Annual AIM Charities Campaign concludes Thursday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Organizations who contributed to the AIM Charities 2015-16 Campaign will participate in presenting checks to 21 local agencies helping those most in-need in the Rio Grande Valley.

The mission of AIM Charities is to help not just a few, but to help many across the Valley. 100% of funds raised is distributed among the beneficiary organizations to help people right here in the Valley. Here are a few examples of those helped through AIM Charities’ funds and our beneficiary organizations:

Mario C., a veteran, needed $300 to move into subsidized housing or face the prospect of being homeless. Manuel D. is paralyzed from the waist down. He needed more than $400 to install a wheelchair ramp at his home. Minerva Z. has COPD, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. She needed $272 to prevent her electricity from being cut off. (Names changed to protect confidentiality.)

They turned to and received help from, Silver Ribbon Community Partners of McAllen, just one of the 21 agencies selected by AIM Charities. Countless individuals and families were helped as a result of last year’s AIM Charities Campaign. It is our goal is to help hundreds more.

WHO: AIM Media Texas Charities
WHAT: AIM Charities 2015-2016 Check Presentation Event
WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2016
WHERE: McAllen Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1200 Ash Avenue, McAllen, TX

2nd Annual AIM Charities Campaign Kick Off

Rio Grande Valley – In its inaugural campaign AIM Charities distributed $112,147 to fifteen (15) local charities helping the hungry, homeless and those in-need right here in the Rio Grande Valley. AIM Charities will kick off its 2nd annual campaign on Tuesday, November 24, at 10 a.m. at the Weslaco Business, Visitor & Events Center.

The mission of AIM Charities is to help not just a few, but to help many across the Valley. All funds raised go directly to the beneficiary agencies to help people like Kim, a 46 year-old mother of two who is ill, “Since getting the assistance, I’ve felt less desperate. I’m not scared. I’m ok. We’re ok.” Kim and countless individuals and families were helped as a result of last year’s AIM Charities Campaign.

This year, twenty-one (21) local charities have been selected to receive funds from the 2015-16 Campaign. The beneficiary organizations will be announced during the kick-off event on the 24th. The twenty-one agencies and those they serve will also be featured throughout the campaign in AIM Media Texas, LLC publications, on-line, and social media platforms.

WHO: AIM Media Texas Charities

WHAT: AIM Charities 2015-2016 Campaign Kick-off

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WHERE: Weslaco Business/Visitor & Events Center, 275 S. Kansas Ave. Suite A, Weslaco, TX

La Posada Recipient of AIM Media Texas Charities

La Posada Providencia is thrilled to announced it has been named one of fifteen recipients who will benefit from the AIM Media Texas Charities campaign.

AIM Media Texas, which owns the local publications Valley Morning Star, The Monitor and The Brownsville Herald, recently launched this fundraising effort to help the most needy population in the Rio Grande Valley.

“The mission of AIM Media Texas Charities is to annually raise and distribute funds to community service agencies providing assistance to the hungry, homeless and needy population across the Rio Grande Valley,” according to the AIM Media website.

La Posada is humbled to join other organizations who will benefit from this charitable endeavor, including Loaves and Fishes, Family Crisis Center, The Salvation Army, United Way, Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Silver Ribbon Community Partners, Women Together/Mujeres Unidas, Aurora House Foundation, Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry, Ozanam Center, Friendship of Women, and Good Neighbor Settlement House among others.

“It is a great day for all the Rio Grande Valley organizations who give their best efforts to help the most needy in our community,” said La Posada Development Coordinator Alma Gonzalez-Rock. “We can’t help but be proud and grateful to AIM Media Texas for this wonderful philanthropic gesture.”

To find out more about AIM Media Texas charities or donate, visit their website at www.aimcharities.com.

Thank you, AIM Media Texas, for welcoming the stranger and making a difference in the Rio Grande Valley.

AIM Media Texas announces charitable campaign

Rio Grande Valley – AIM Media Texas, owner of; ‘The Monitor,’ ‘The Valley Morning Star,’ ‘The Brownsville Herald,’ ‘Mid Valley Town Crier,’ ‘El Nuevo Heraldo,’ ‘El Extra,’ and the ‘Coastal Current,’ will host three (3) news conferences Tuesday, November 25th to announce a charitable campaign aimed at raising money to help the hungry, homeless and needy population in the Rio Grande Valley.

AIM Media Texas Charities has partnered with the United Way of South Texas, United Way of Northern Cameron County and United Way of Southern Cameron County to identify local organizations focused on helping those most in-need in Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron Counties. All funds raised during the campaign benefit the selected agencies.

Fund raising has already begun! The current significant tally; the beneficiary organizations; and all of the Campaign details will be announced by Jeremy Halbreich, Chairman & CEO of AIM Media Texas, and Rick Starks, President & COO of AIM Media Texas during the three (3) press conferences; as well as recognizing our Premier Lead Donors ($10,000 or above) and Lead Donors ($5,000 or above).

WHO: AIM Media Texas Charities

WHAT: AIM Media Texas Charities 2014-2015 Campaign

WHEN & WHERE: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

  • 9 a.m. – The Monitor, 1400 Nolana Ave, McAllen
  • 1 p.m. – Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, 311 E. Tyler Ave, Harlingen
  • 3 p.m. – The Brownsville Herald, 1135 E. Van Buren St., Brownsville

(Light refreshments will be served.)