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CreateAThon gifts thousands of dollars worth of free media and advertisements to local non-profits

The 11th Annual CreateAThon in Lockport just created more than $150,000 worth of advertisements, marketing tools, websites, and more to a group of 9 local non-profits. They did it for free, and they did it in a 24-hour period.

More than $150,000 in sales and marketing projects have been created for 9 Western New York non-profits.

All for free.

All within a 24-hour stretch.

The 11th annual CreateAThon in Lockport wrapped up Friday morning, as Lockport's J Fitzgerald group continued their annual tradition of creating 26 ads and other projects for a group of non-profits.

This year's non-profits included Lockport Arts Council, Family Promise, Child Advancement, Arts Niagara.org, F Bites, WNY Stem Hub, Make a Wish, Leadership Niagara and B-Team Buffalo.

Since 2007, roughly 70 non-profits have seen more than 250 projects completed, that total more than $1 million in free marketing services.