Amazing Raise fundraiser to be held next week

- Posted on Sep 11, 2013 - 01:03 PM

The Amazing Raise, a web-based fundraising event sponsored by the Richmond Community Foundation, will be held from 6 a.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 18, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

The 36-hour region-wide competitive effort is designed to give people who can’t afford to donate large amounts of money a chance to help make a difference for a favorite non-profit organization. More than 30 Gloucester and Mathews organizations are among those taking part.

Prospective donors visit the website during the designated hours, select their preferred organization from a list, and use a credit card to donate.

Not only do the competing organizations receive the donations, but their involvement in the fundraiser also makes them eligible to win prizes based on the number of people who donate to their cause.

Participating organizations are eligible for a grand prize of $20,000, a second prize of $15,000, and a third prize of $10,000, all awarded for the most individual donations received, as well as a challenge prize of $2,500 for each of the first 15 organizations that receive 50 individual donations of $50 or more.