According to The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News, this year’s Season for Sharing donations will be matched 50 cents on the dollar up to $1 million. The matching funds will be added to the pot before the campaign ends on Jan. 10, officials said.
By the end of November, the 2015 Season for Sharing campaign had raised $541,127 since it began collecting donations on Nov. 15. The goal for this year’s campaign is raising $3 million, slightly more than the $2.63 million donated last year, she said.
Season for Sharing, which is run in partnership with the Gannett Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation, started in 1993 as a way to raise awareness and dollars for non-profit 501(c)3 agencies that help those that need it most in the Valley. Republic Media has received and handed out more than $57 million in grants over the past 22 years.
All the donations are given to local charities, which are chosen by Republic Media after an application and vetting process. The organization covers any overhead costs, Balthazor said.
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