Razoo Posts Winners of National Day of Giving Competition

RazooAs previously reported crowdfunding site for causes Razoo, raised over $1.1 Million in donations as part of #GivingTuesday.  The site has now announced the official winners of its national day of giving competition. More than 600 fundraisers from across the country participated in the Razoo giving competition. The competition winners will receive prizes totaling $103,000 from the Razoo Foundation.

Lesley Mansford“The spike in giving to Razoo campaigns, as part of #GivingTuesday, is a testament to the amazing power of social, online movements of generosity,” said Lesley Mansford, CEO of Razoo. “It is an honor to help all the participating nonprofits reach their yearly goals through the help of our platform and the inaugural Razoo National Giving Competition. We know giving does not end with #GivingTuesday, and Razoo will continue sparking everyday philanthropy all year long.”

Two leaderboards tracked the top performing #GivingTuesday fundraisers and top performing nonprofits on the Razoo platform, while Power Hour Golden Tickets were awarded to organizations that received the most numbers of donors for at the end of the preceding hour throughout the day. In addition, nonprofits had a chance to submit online videos about their chosen fundraiser for a chance to win the video challenge.

From Razoo:

#givingtuesday on RazooTop fundraisers from the Razoo #GivingTuesday competition include:

  • Top #GivingTuesday Fundraisers
    • Grand Prize, $15,000: Karam Foundation’s “Shave a Mustache, Keep a Syrian Child Warm” project that is dedicated to distributing humanitarian and medical aid in Syria to protect them from the harsh, cold conditions.
    • Second Place, $10,000: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) organization’s “Got Hart?” project, which funds the no-kill animal rescue and support group.
    • Third Place, $2,500: Covenant Life School’s “Bleachers, Boards and Books for our School” project that raised money to purchase bleachers, SMART boards and other classroom resources.
  • Top #GivingTuesday Nonprofit Organizations
  • Golden Tickets
    • Power Hour Golden Tickets worth $1,000 each were awarded to the following fundraisers:
      • Winner at 6 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Karam Foundation’s “Shave a Mustache, Keep a Syrian Child Warm” project.
      • Winner at 8 a.m.: Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s “Give STAMP” project gives access to museums and cultural activities free to Philadelphia’s 68,000 teens.
      • Winner at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Covenant Life School’s “Bleachers, Boards and Books for our School” project.
      • Winner at 6 p.m.: A-SPAN’s fundraiser by Sarah Morse provides funds to support life-sustaining services for the Arlington, Va. homeless population.
  • Video Challenge
    • Video Grand Prize Winner, $2,000: The Global Heart Network is raising funds through the “Save Hearts Campaign” to cover patient expenditures to travel and get access to the cardiac care they need. Ten children have initially been identified from Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania, who will travel to the General Hospital of Yaoundé in Cameroon in April 2014 for open-heart surgery.

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