24 hour online fundraiser, AZ Gives Day - Tucson News Now

AZ Gives Day benefits nonprofits in state

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Gives Day is a one day (24 hour) online fundraiser for nonprofits in the state.

There are more than a 1,000 nonprofit organizations listed on the azgives.org site, with 150 of them located in Tucson.  From midnight Tuesday to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday the public will be able to search for their favorite nonprofit and donate via an online link.

Not sure which nonprofit to donate to - search via name, category or zip code to find the one closest to donate to.  Donations made via the online fundraiser will go directly to the organization, not to a general fund as some do.  This will allow for local nonprofits to benefit right away from generous donations. 

According to a release from Arizona Gives organizers within the first four hours of the fundraiser, the public has donated more than $123,322 to nonprofits in the state.

In 2013 Pima County residents donated $155,401 to 135 nonprofits located in the county, with the average donation being $65.  This accounted for 25 percent of all donations made in Arizona during last year's campaign. 

There are additional monetary prizes awarded to the nonprofits in the following categories - most donors overall; most dollars overall; small nonprofits most donors; rural nonprofits most donors; and golden ticket (most donors per hour).

To make a donation for 2014 go online to www.azgives.org

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