Raise the Region kicks off tonight

Raise the Region, hosted by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, will be held from 6 p.m. tonight to 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

The 30-hour online fundraising event will help 314 local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts.

The public can visit www.raisetheregion.org to donate to nonprofits of their choice. All donations are tax deductible and will help nonprofits throughout the area.

Donating to nonprofits also can help the organizations qualify for over $60,000 in monetary prizes sponsored by Larson Design Group, M&T Bank, UPMC Susquehanna, Subaru, Toyota Motor Corp. and UPMC Health Plan.

Donations will be combined with $150,000 from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.