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.
- Puppy Mamma, $215.
- Superstition Food Bank, $728.
- 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.
- 3 Wings of Life, no money reported.
- Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary, $3,236.
- FOR Maricopa, no money reported.
- Oracle Public Library, $52.
- 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.