Monday, March 04, 2013
182 nonprofits participate in first annual area give-a-thon - Buffalo Rising
182 nonprofits participate in first annual area give-a-thon - Buffalo Rising: For its inaugural year, the Spring It On event appears to have been a big success. The first year for these types of fundraising initiatives can be more of a learning curve, in order to introduce the program to those who are, for the most part, unfamiliar with the widespread give-a-thon. As it turns out, 1,307 donors contributed $72,500 to the 24-hour campaign, which was held on March 1, 2013. "Spring It On provided a focal point for our community to be part of something that can have a tremendous impact on a variety of organizations and the citizens they serve within a very short timeframe," said Michael Weiner, United Way president and CEO. "In addition to financial support, we believe Spring It On helped to educate local citizens about the tremendous contributions made by the nonprofit community every day. Ultimately it worked - the Buffalo Niagara region truly demonstrated its generous spirit."