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The Amazing Raise kicks off on Wednesday morning!

The 36-hour online giving challenge The Amazing Raise is a kicks off at 6AM on Wednesday September 18, and runs through 6PM on Thursday September 19.

The fundraiser generated 15,000 individual gifts and $1.2 million for participating charities in 2012. Church Hill Tutoring and Activities (CHAT) won the Amazing Raise in 2011 with 380 donors and just over $40,000 pledged, and came in 2nd last year with 819 donors and over $100,000 raised.

Almost 600 organizations have entered the contest statewide, with over 400 in the Richmond region.

You can donate on giverichmond.org and follow the live results on the Amazing Raise 2013 Challenge Leaderboard.

Here are the local organizations that I could identify on the list. Please let me know below if I missed anyone!

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We hope your readers will consider donating to the Better Housing Coalition! http://www.betterhousingcoalition.org/the-amazing-raise-2013/

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13 local organizations participating in tomorrow’s Amazing Raise. Anybody missing from the list? http://t.co/g7dLP8ky29

IanRVA
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@chpn local to Church Hill or Richmond? Project Yoga Richmond is the only non-profit yoga studio in Richmond. They’re in for the first time

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@IanRVA There are over 400 organizations in Richmond participating. I’m trying to highlight East End folks.

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The Amazing Raise is under way! Help a local organization make bank http://t.co/g7dLP8ky29

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Donate to a great cause! RT @chpn: The Amazing Raise is under way! Help a local organization make bank http://t.co/pdv6znn3oz