Holly Geraci and Help Holly Help reached the $100,000 mark before the end of 2016. Reaching the mark in approximately three months is a tremendous achievement.
Helphollyhelp.com kicked off their first challenge, the Rockford Rescue Mission Challenge, in late September. Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci promised to match, dollar-for-dollar, the first $10,000 raised. Folks donated everything from $5 – $500. The challenge raised over $11,000 while raising awareness to homelessness and hunger in Rockford.
When the first challenge finished, Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci tried something a little different. Instead of a full month’s challenge, Holly and Peter extended a one-night only challenge to Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois (CER). Similar to the last challenge, Holly and Peter would match up to $10,000 of public donations. The Challenge was a tremendous success. CER raised more than $48,000 in one night. With Mr. and Mrs. Geraci’s matching contribution, of $10,000, CER was able to receive $58,000.
The year’s final challenge, the Alano Club of Lahaina challenge, was a success from the start. In the first twenty-four hours, the Alano Club of Lahaina was nearly half-way to $10,000. Due to the terrific success, Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci agreed to increase the grant challenge amount to $15,000. The Alano Club of Lahaina was able to raise more than $20,000 by the end of the grant challenge period. In total, the Alano Club of Lahaina received more than $35,000.
To date, Helphollyhelp.com has raised more than $104,000. You can visit www.helphollyhelp.com, click on the tab links to view past grant challenge results. You can also click on our links for more information about the various nonprofit organizations Holly Geraci and Peter Francis Geraci support.