Amplify Austin made the 24 hours between 6pm March 8 and 6pm March 9 really count for more than 600 Central Texas charities by raising $8.mil, reports Austin Business Journal. Top fundraising organizations included Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area ($488,270), YMCA of Austin ($315,051.29), Hospice Austin ($222,894.14), Foundation Communities ($193,348), and Capital Area Food Bank ($169,858). A wide variety of organizations also won hourly and other mini-contests to help boost their fundraising.
Though the total didn’t quite hit organizer I Live Here, I Give Here’s goal of $9mil, it beat out last year’s total of $7.7mil.
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