Fundraising because we have to

I’m back at the fundraising business again, and I’m sorry, because I really hate doing this…

But I can’t work for free, and on a website with no commercial ads and no paywalls, the only way to ensure that I can raise funds is to ask for help.

This blog is definitely a non-profit–all the funds are going to pay off Aunt Annie’s property taxes and save for a cell phone before T-Mobile shuts off my ancient S7 in January–and yes, I know it’s asking for a lot to ask for help with non-hockey-related matters…

But I’m not looking to buy a Maserati here. I just need to pay the bills, and maybe have enough left over to pay for Christmas dinner as AA and I are too worried about the Delta surge (given her immune system or the lack thereof) to allow me to head out to the family Christmas party this Saturday. That will be two years sans a family celebration for me because Aunt Annie and I have to live like people with shitty immune systems (we are still masking)…

Anyway, things are gloomy around here, and I’m still battling my way through this stupid cold on top of everything, but yeah, I need to ask for help here. We’ll be doing a hockey trip or three as soon as I start feeling remotely human again.

So, I’ve tried to give you a two-week break, but it’s time again for the NPR of blogs.

If you’re willing to lend a hand, you can use PayPal at, Venmo at, Giftly by using my email,, at And you can contact me via email if you want to send me a paper check.

Thanks for your readership and your time.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.