Art Van's Charity Challenge kicks off

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Whether you have ten dollars or ten friends, you can help out in this year's Art Van Charity Challenge. Kicking off on Wednesday, May 18, 147 nonprofits large and small will compete for grants up to $100,000.

The 10 nonprofit organizations to raise the most money will share $225,000 in prize grants from Art Van Furniture, ranging in size from $1,500 up to $100,000.

The Art Van Charity Challenge is powered by CrowdRise, an online charitable fundraising site, through which charities participating in the Art Van Charity Challenge have raised more money than any other CrowdRise challenge in the Midwest. For more information, including a complete list of this year's participating charities from Michigan, Toledo, Fort Wayne and Chicago, please visit