Raise the Region, which launched to great success in 2013, is scheduled from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Thursday.

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, holds the 30-hour fundraising event to help the community support local nonprofit organizations.

Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $125,000 that will be used to match a portion of donations made to pre-registered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives, sponsored by Auto Trakk and Larson Design Group, will be awarded throughout the event.

Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO Inc.) will be participating in the event again this year. CSO Inc. is a regional, private, nonprofit, 501-C-3 community-based, charitable organization that is dedicated to helping people make positive changes in their lives. CSO delivers Workforce Development Services in the Central Region Workforce Investment Area and provides comprehensive Community Action initiatives to improve local families and communities. CSO strives to address poverty at the local level and move individuals and families to self-sufficiency.

Staff at CSO helps to guide clients through the network of services that are available.

Two Shamokin businesses are supporting CSO for Raise the Region. Rob's Good Time Grill will donate $1 from every regular meal of $4.99 to $9.98 and $2 for a regular priced meal $9.99 and up from Sunday through Thursday. Brewser's SportsGrille will donate 20 percent from meals purchased Monday.

Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities is not participating in Raise the Region this year.