Here's a message I received from a fan. If you can help this organization, do so.
"Sometimes numbers speak louder than words. Here are some ZENIT numbers.
-- 6 language editions of daily news services (English, Spanish,
French, German, Portuguese and Italian)
-- 17 different types of services published each week
-- 20,416 articles published over the past year
-- 2,345 services distributed over the past year
-- over 4,000 documents that can be found on www.zenit.org
-- over 2,500,000 hits per month at www.zenit.org (with over 250,000
sessions per month)
-- 290,000 private subscribers who receive ZENIT by e-mail
-- about 25,000 means of communication worldwide that publish ZENIT
(including radio stations, and diocesan and parish bulletins ...)
-- 300,000 messages that go out every day by e-mail from ZENIT
-- 800,000 e-mail messages that are sent on certain days to our
-- 11 servers to manage the Web site and e-mail
-- 155 different distribution lists used to send messages to readers
-- 203 e-mail boxes used by the ZENIT team
-- 41 staff members (including writers, editors, translators and
-- 12 nationalities of ZENIT staff members (American, Australian,
Austrian, Belgian, Brazilian, English, French, German, Irish, Italian,
-- $1.2 million in our 2005 general annual budget (all languages)
-- $270,000, the amount needed to continue through donations from our
English-speaking private readers (equivalent to 23% of the budget)
-- $3 (U.S.) per year is the cost per person, if $270,000 is divided
among the 90,000 English-speaking private readers
-- 197,000 U.S. dollars, the amount obtained so far in this year's
fund-raising campaign thanks to the generosity of our English-edition
-- 3,960 the number of English-edition readers who to date have signed
up for the annual fund-raising campaign
-- about $50, the average donation received
-- 1,460 the number of $50 donations needed to achieve the goal of this
Can you send one or more of the 1,460 fifty-dollar donations needed to
reach our goal?
ZENIT has no other substantial source of revenue. Without the support
of its readers it can neither exist nor grow.
We are counting on your help!
As in previous years, we hope that these last days of the campaign will
prove decisive and that the number of donations will markedly increase.
Staff members dedicate their lives to ZENIT; readers supply the means.
Zenit staff are most grateful for any help you can give them, large or small.
To send a donation: http://www.zenit.org/english/donation.html
Remember that donations to ZENIT from the United States are
For tax deduction details consult: