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Amazing Raise 2014: Video Winners & Celebrations!

It’s here!  The region’s largest online fundraiser benefiting over 600 area nonprofits is underway!  The Amazing Raise has pumped over $3.3 million over the past three years.  Our goal for this year is to reach $2 million.  A gift of as little as $25, could secure an incentive prize for your favorite nonprofit.  There are over $180,000 in incentive grant prizes available.  A full list of prizes can be found here.   This year organizations have been divided into two groups, large and small, based on revenues in the most recently reported fiscal year on GiveRichmond.  This means there are six total Grand Prize winners!  You can follow the event here.

While the donations will soon start to roll in, some nonprofits have already become the recipients of several pre-event prizes:

SPIRIT OF GIVING VIDEO PRIZE:

The James House received $1500 for their Amazing Raise video submission that best promoted the spirit of giving and Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services received $500 as the runner up for their video submission

GO VIRAL VIDEO PRIZE:

UMFS received $1500 as the most popular Amazing Raise video submission based on reach (determined by combination of views, times watched, likes and shares on YouTube). 

There was a two-way tie for the $500 runner up prize between Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services and Richmond Alumnae Delta House Foundation, Inc.

Thank you to all who contributed a video!  There were many great videos that we all enjoyed watching.  We appreciate your efforts in getting the message out about the event.  You can watch all video prize submissions here.

CELEBRATE THE AMAZING RAISE AT HARDYWOOD!

This year The Amazing Raise Countdown Celebration will be held at: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond.  The celebration begins Thursday September 18th at 4:30 p.m.

This is a public event and we encourage you to come and bring friends and family.  Thursday is a food truck night at Hardywood. It gets crowded fast, so come on the earlier side if you are planning to attend.

GiveRichmond will have giving stations available people to give last minute donations as the clock counts down. Hope to see you there!

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