CASA GRANDE — Nonprofits throughout Arizona raised more than $4.7 million through Arizona Gives Day donations Tuesday, with tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for Pinal County-based organizations.

Casa Grande-based Seeds of Hope started the one-day fundraising blitz with a goal of raising $60,000. By the end of the day, it had raised $59,121, according to preliminary numbers, placing it as the second-place money-earner among mid-size organizations statewide.

The second-place status will earn Seeds of Hope a $5,000 bonus from Arizona Gives Day, putting it over its original $60,000 goal.

“We’re just so blessed,” Seeds of Hope Executive Director Mark Vanderheyden said in a Facebook message Wednesday morning. “We look forward to a very prosperous year as we go forward.”

Following is a list of organizations in Pinal County that participated in the one-day fundraiser and the amounts they raised, as reported Wednesday morning on the Arizona Gives Day website.

Apache Junction

  • Puppy Mamma, $215.
  • Superstition Food Bank, $728.

Casa Grande

  • Against Abuse, $3,357.
  • ArtMobile, $577.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley, $3,165.
  • Caring Hands of Pinal County, $765.
  • Casa Grande Main Street, $105.
  • Casa Grande Roller Derby, no money reported.
  • Three Precious Miracles, $26.


  • Community Action Human Resources Agency, $470.

Gold Canyon

  • 3 Wings of Life, no money reported.


  • Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, $3,236.


  • FOR Maricopa, no money reported.


  • Oracle Public Library, $52.

Queen Creek

  • Jose’s Closet, $5,590.

San Tan Valley

  • Compassion Connect AZ, $420.
  • International Pain Foundation, no money reported.


  • Rebuild Superior Inc., $1,310.

Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide single day of online giving that aims to boost donations and raise awareness for nonprofits around the state.

Since 2013, Arizona Gives Day has helped organizations raise more than $13.4 million to benefit Arizona organizations.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at