Organizers expect Arizona Gives Day 2022 will reach $5 million

Apr 7, 2022, 8:00 PM

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PHOENIX – Nonprofit organizations were on the receiving end of a lot of support on Arizona Gives Day, with organizers estimating $5 million in donations during this week’s online fundraiser.

Nearly 28,000 contributors opened their wallets to the tune of $4.2 million over the course of the event, which ran Tuesday and Wednesday. The final donation tally won’t be completed for several days, a spokesperson said in a press release.

“We are deeply grateful that donors in Arizona recognized the call to action to assist all of the very deserving nonprofits in very uncertain times and considering the additional challenges that people face from rising inflation and higher costs for everything,” Kristen Merrifield, CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits which manages the fundraiser, said Wednesday.

“We know our Arizona nonprofits are also experiencing rising costs to provide key services to fellow Arizonans.”

So far, 955 nonprofits will be collecting.

Planners added almost 870 givers signed up for 36,269 hours of volunteer time to spend at nonprofits of their choice and 116 cash prizes worth $180,000 will be awarded.

Arizona Gives Day launched in 2013 and has since raised more than $34 million for nonprofits.

The giving can continue all year at the website.

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Organizers expect Arizona Gives Day 2022 will reach $5 million