Telethon raises $68,000 |

Telethon raises $68,000

The 2006 NCTV annual “Day of Giving” telethon Nov. 4 raised more money than it has since its inception.

“The first year we raised a little over $30,000,” said Lew Sitzer, executive director of NCTV, of the 2004 telethon. “The second year, we raised slightly over $60,000. This year we’ve raised a little more than $68,000. So we have surpassed last year’s revenue by $8,000.”

The telethon is a 12-hour television program where people can call in and donate money to support local nonprofits. It is held at the Imaginarium in Nevada City.

This year’s recipients and the amounts they received are as follows:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters $130

Comm. Asian Theater of the Sierra $860

Child Advocates of Nevada County $865

Food Bank of Nevada County $585

Foothills Swing Dance Society $25

FREED $5,210

Friendship Club $90

Gold County Piano Institute $50

Gold County Comm. & Sen. Center $100

Hospice of the Foothills $740

Hospitality House $5,500

KARE Crisis Nursery $5,475

Literacy Council $60

Lutz Adult Day Services $820

The Movement Alliance $0

Nevada Co. Citizens for Choice $5,550

National Alliance for Mental Illness $1,570

Neighbor Center of the Arts $3,080

Nevada Co. Arts Council $70

Nevada Co. Housing Devel. Corp. $120

Nevada Co. Library Literacy Service $10

Nevada Theatre Commission $70

NCTV $100

RSVP/Helpline $305

Sequoya Challenge $100

Sierra Adoptions $705

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services $2,700

Soroptimists International $100

Spirit Center $2,110

Synergia Learning Ventures $25

Team 3 Family Center $35

Telecare $5,100

The Imaginarium $1,541

Tibetech $100

United Way of Nevada County $10,565

Western N. C. Red Cross $50

Women of Worth $13,690

Total $68,206


To contact Staff Writer Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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