GoodGiving Guide passes $800,000 in donations

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On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge passed the $800,000 mark on its way toward the goal of raising $1 million on behalf of 108 area nonprofits.

The GoodGiving Guide Challenge is an annual online fundraising drive offered in a partnership between Smiley Pete Publishing and Blue Grass Community Trust. The campaign began on Nov. 1 and runs through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31.

As of 10 a.m. Dec. 5, $656,338 had been raised from 3,052 online donors, along with $147,500 in awarded challenge prizes, for a total of $803,838. Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence had raised the most money, with $40,441; God’s Pantry Food Bank had received the most number of donations, with 209.

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