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Nearly 250 local non-profit organizations are greeting the arrival of spring today with a 24-hour online event designed to raise funds and highlight their contributions to the community.

The Spring It On campaign, launched in 2013 by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, is expanding this year to include agencies in Allegany, Chautauqua and Orleans counties. It began at 8 a.m. today and will conclude at 8 a.m. Friday.

Donations can be made to a non-profit of the donor’s choice through a special website, www.springiton.org, where there will be links to the various organizations. The program raised more than $76,000 last year.

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