FRESNO, California (KSEE) – Thousands of dollars were raised for local nonprofits during the Granville ‘Home of Hope’ telethon Wednesday.

Granville says their fundraiser has generated more than $5.8 million for community-based organizations since 2006.

This year’s goal was to sell 8,000 tickets and to raise $800,000; 100% of the proceeds will benefit 10 local organizations.

“The amount of money going to our nonprofit has shrunk substantially and now with the creek fire there is even more demand on the nonprofits,” Granville Homes President and CEO Darius Assemi said.

The grand prize is a 1,962 square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath Canvas 10 Plan house in Granville’s Canvas Collection gated neighborhood at Belterra near Shields and Fowler Avenues.

Fresno Lexus also partnered up with Granville and donated a 2-year lease on a 2020 Lexus UX to be raffled off as an additional prize. 

“Fresno has been very good to us, we want to make sure we invest in the community so its an exciting thing every year we are excited to be part of it,” Mike Gibson, Fresno Lexus General Manager said.

The home will be given away on Sept. 30 live on KSEE24.