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Winner of 80 journalism awards -- 2008-2014  from Society of Professoial Journalists, San Diego Press Club, and the League of Women Voters.

Please make a donation of any amount-- or a monthly sustaining pledge to help fund our community journalism and investigative reporting, enabling us to budget for the long-term. 

Donors who pledge $10 a month or more join our Editor's Club for discounts on East County Magazine events, as our way of saying "thanks for supporting community reporting and wildfire/emergency alerts!"  

MAIL A DONATION (preferred method - fastest way to help): Make checks payable to Heartland Coalition-ECM and mail to Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941

  • DONATE ONLINE: Be sure to choose East County Magazine from the list on our publisher's website (Heartland Coalition) by clicking here.


  • More ways to help:

  • Call (619) 698-7617 or contact to learn about sponsorship opportunities
  • Host a benefit event or a "coffee with the editor" to help your neighbors "meet the press" and let us know about your issues
  • Donate a prize for a silent auction or drawing
  • Volunteer to help with event organizing, be trained as a citizen journalist, or assist with clerical needs.