NBC15 Share Your Holidays Request-a-thon uses music to help end hunger
105.5 Triple M's Request-a-thon to benefit the NBC15 Share Your Holidays Campaign raised over $8,000 - and you can still make a donation to help them reach the $20,000 goal until midnight Thursday.
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. callers who donated at least $25 could request a song to be played on 105.5 Triple M.
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, song requests have ended, but you can still donate at
The first $20,000 in request donations will be matched by a generous donor. In 2018, $12,500 was raised for NBC15 Share Your Holidays Request-A-Thon
NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger raises donations for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
According to Second Harvest’s communications manager, Kristopher Tazelaar:
Chase Daniels, Operations Manager of Programming at Entercom, which operates 105.5, said: "1055 Triple M is proud to have helped with this amazing organization...for our 3rd year. Raising $3,000 + more than last year (thanks to the Anonymous donor)... After a long day of blues, random TV themes and polka music...we’re back to rocking."
Proceeds including the matching fund from the request-a-thon are earmarked for Second Harvest’s Diabetes Wellness Program. The program helps those with food insecurities have better access to food and education to manage their diabetes.
NBC15 Share Your Holidays is hoping to raise 4.5 million meals in 2019. Every dollar donated provides up to three meals. Since the campaign began, NBC15 Share Your Holidays has raised more than 45 million meals for those struggling with hunger in Southwestern Wisconsin.
There are nearly one million requests each year through more than 200 partner agencies and programs of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.