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With an e-alert or paid subscription to Core Magazines, subscribers get:

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  6. to take part in building a culture based on ethics and inclusion, and
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Contributions from our readers allow us to publish the magazine. Funds go to website management, systems upkeep, software subscriptions and encryption services that allow the site to handle increased traffic and more content while being safe and fast enough to meet expectations by our readers.

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A subscription to Core Magazines can be as little as a dollar or as much as you want to give. There are multiple payment options. The recommended amount is $3 per month on a recurring plan, or you can give $20 one time toward our work, but you can choose another amount to suit your budget.

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I’ve put my own funds into the magazine since 2014, and it’s difficult to continue with little to no return on that investment — aside from the pure joy and fulfillment of following my passion, of course. Subscriber support will allow us to grow and to continue to bring you “local culture from around the world.” Thank you for your support! — Cherryl

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