As a project of New Sun Rising your financial support for Downstream will be managed by a well-respected organization and is tax deductible.  Downstream is 100% supported through donations and every dollar matters. I tip a dollar to bartenders for popping a cap off a bottle, and maybe you do too.

I launched Downstream in October 2015 as both a community service and a personal challenge. Many of the issues that we face in Pittsburgh turn up in major news publications long before I get to them. But due to the limitations of their readership, advertisers and so on, vital parts of these stories are left out – relevant history, connections between places and events, and deeper explorations of the people who are at both the center and edges of the story. That is what I seek to provide. I, too, have limitations, but word counts is not one of them. Obviously.

Your donation won’t save the children, but it will save me from having to ask for my old job back as a stock boy at Pier 1 Imports.

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