Boston’s The Ellie Fund Breast Cancer Avengers (Amazing Kids Demonstrating Hope and Courage, won the contest with 100 unique donors and $53,089 raised. Minneapolis, Minn.’s Animal Humane Society finished second with 510 unique donors and $52,295.
The fundraising competition ran for 24 hours Thursday beginning at 3 a.m. The three charities that raised the most money received a share of the $30,000 prize money, in addition to the sum of all individual donations. With 82 unique donors, the ministry was able to raise more than $41,000 in the 24-hour competition.
It is a local nonprofit that helps families, primarily the working poor, to meet their basic needs — food, clothing and shelter — during times of crisis. The ministry also provides money management and life-skills education in order to prevent future financial problems for such families and help them achieve self-sufficiency.
It serves more than 8,500 people of all faiths annually. They are people one encounters on a daily basis — wait-resses, clerks, janitors, and health care assistants — and reside in 15 zip codes throughout metro Atlanta. The ministry receives the majority of its funding from individuals and private foundations.
Information: visit www.buckheadchristianministry.org.