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Celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting PBS Kids!

This Giving Tuesday, December 3, WGCU is celebrating all the good PBS Kids has brought to our neighborhood by raising $20,000 to sustain WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids channel.

You don’t have to wait until December 3rd…give today!

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PBS Kids was there for you as a child

…and we’re still here helping SWFL kids learn, grow, and thrive.

For 35 years, WGCU has believed – and continues to believe – in a lifetime of learning for everyone, including kids. This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking you to support your local PBS Kids channel by helping us raise $20,000 by December 3. PBS Kids is trusted and safe, proven to help children learn, and is there for your kids and grandkids 24/7. Now it’s time for you to be there for them!

You don’t have to wait until December 3. Make a gift TODAY to help SWFL kids!

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Won’t you be our neighbor?

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting PBS Kids! From Mister Rogers to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is still helping SWFL kids learn, grow, and thrive.

Your #GivingTuesday donations ensure all Southwest Florida kids have access to educational and engaging programming anywhere and any time. So be like Daniel Tiger and “Mr. Rogers” (aka WGCU General Manager Rick Johnson) and give today!

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Bring the World to Your Classroom

Did you know that WGCU and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for Florida teachers like you? Visit florida.pbslearningmedia.org to search for classroom resources by subject, grade, and more.

Visit PBS LearningMedia now!

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Val Challenges YOU this #GivingTuesday!

Longtime donor Val Trotman along with her neighbors Dick and Carol Munro plan to match #GivingTuesday donations raised up to $5,000 each! A total of $10,000 for WGCU Kids!

Val Trotman (along with her neighbors and fellow WGCU members Dick and Carol Munro) believes that every minute and every dollar they spend helping kids in Southwest Florida is time and money well spent.

“My name is Val Trotman, and I am a proud member of WGCU. I believe every minute and every dollar we spend helping children in Southwest Florida is well spent.

Last year, my neighbor and great friend Dick Munro pledged to match Giving Tuesday donations in support of WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, and this year, he inspired me to do the same! I will match Giving Tuesday contributions up to $5,000 to support WGCU kids by December 3.

Together we can make a difference for Southwest Florida children on Giving Tuesday.” Give online at WGCUKids.org and “won’t you be a sustainer?”

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Won’t you be our neighbor this #GivingTuesday?

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting PBS Kids! From Mister Rogers to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is still helping SWFL kids learn, grow, and thrive. In honor of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27, WGCU is counting on you to help raise $18,000 in support of WGCU’s 24/7 PBS Kids Channel. WGCUKids.org/givingtuesday

Your #GivingTuesday donations ensure all Southwest Florida kids have access to educational and engaging programming anywhere and any time. Become a sustaining member of WGCU today at $15 per month (just $180 per year) and you’ll receive our coveted “Won’t You Be A Sustainer” thank-you package filled with Mister Rogers goodies! Make your sustaining donation online at WGCUKids.org/givingtuesday. ??


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Support PBS Kids 24/7 This Giving Tuesday!

Support PBS Kids 24/7 this Giving Tuesday! With WGCU’s 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel, children have access to free, educational programs that parents and caregivers trust anytime, anywhere. We stopped by Kinderworld Academy in Fort Myers to see how they use PBS Kids programs and materials in the classroom and why Southwest Florida parents and kids love PBS!

On this Giving Tuesday, November 27, WGCU is asking YOU to help raise $18,000 in support of WGCU’s PBS Kids 24/7 Channel. You don’t have to wait until Giving Tuesday, make your donation online today at https://wgcukids.org/givingtuesday.

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An important message from Arianna, a PBS Kid

This year, we’re asking for your help to raise $18,000 by November 27th. Give today to support SWFL kids just like Arianna.  Plus, you’re automatically entered to win a Daniel Tiger plush for the little PBS Kid in your life. So, what are you waiting for?

Click here to donate!

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Mister Rogers Thank-You Gift Packages Now Available

As Mister Rogers said, “Kids come first, now and always.” That’s why parents trust and turn to the PBS KIDS programming on WGCU. Become a sustaining member of WGCU and you’ll receive our coveted Won’t You Be A Sustainer thank-you gift packages filled with wonderful Mister Rogers goodies.



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Give today and you’re automatically entered to WIN!

Donate today and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Daniel Tiger Plush!

Little ones can cuddle, sing and play with this sweet Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Daniel Tiger 12″ Talking Plush. In his signature red hooded sweatshirt and matching sneakers, Daniel Tiger is made of soft, snuggly plush. The frontman for the TV show, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, this cat says 14 phrases and sings “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” with just a press of his paw, instantly brightening anyone’s day. Kiddos will love holding, playing, singing and learning with this cute kitty stuffed animal. Ages 2 and up.

  • Soft and cuddly plush Daniel Tiger
  • Perfect for hugging, singing, chatting and playing make believe
  • Press his fuzzy paw to hear him say phrases and sing songs
  • Daniel Tiger measures 12″H
  • Batteries included (2 AAA)
  • Suggested for ages 2+


How to Enter

Every contribution made towards our Radio Uninterrupted pledge drive is automatically entered into the drawings, but no purchase or contribution is necessary to enter. Click here to enter without donating. Limit one entry per household. Incomplete entries are void.


The drawing is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S., and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. This contest is sponsored by WGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers, FL 33965. Employees, board members and advisory committee members of WGCU, its affiliates, and their respective household members are not eligible. WGCU volunteers may enter if they are not included in the above-named non-eligible categories. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Selection of Winner

Winners for the various prizes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by deadlines for each of the prizes. Prize drawing will be conducted by WGCU using a random number generator. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email within 24 hours of drawing. Winner will be announced on this web page within 24 hours of notification and acceptance of the prize. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award prizes. If after every reasonable effort has been exerted (three (3) attempts over 24 hours) to award the prize but the potential winner cannot be reached after 24 hours from first notification attempt, or the potential winner has refused to accept the prize, or if entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner awarded.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. Winner will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail.

Limit of Entry

Limit one entry per household for each prize during the entire entry period. Multiple entries, if discovered, will be disqualified. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. WGCU is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to: technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Proof of submission of web form does not constitute proof of delivery.


Daniel Tiger plush

One (1) drawing will be held for each announced prize. All prizes are non-transferable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. All taxes on the prizes, including but not limited to federal, state and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of the prize) are the responsibility of the winner.

Other Important Points

Prize drawing participants, by entering, release WGCU, its employees and its agents from any liability with respect to the receipt or use of any awarded prize. WGCU makes no and disclaims all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, or merchantability of any prize.

WGCU reserves the right to cancel this contest and not award any prize in the event that in its judgment unforeseen developments warrant cancellation.

WGCU recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. We will only use this information to contact you regarding membership and other contests, and we will send you our email newsletter. You may choose to opt-out from the emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the email at any time. WGCU will not sell or otherwise distribute your email address to any third party.

If the prize amount is valued at $600 or more, and at least 300 times the cost to enter the drawing, WGCU will need to:

  • Obtain information about the prize winners
  • Report prizes to the IRS using IRS Form 5754
  • Notify the winners of this reporting
  • Withhold federal income tax on the prizes

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