ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — You could win a million dollar house for charity.
It may should too good to be true but a California company and Orlando Health said it’s not.
The house, equipped with a pool and high end furnishings, looks like a high end realtor’s pitch to online sellers. But it’s for charity.
The goal is to raise $1 million to improve the epilepsy monitoring unit at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
“We care for currently about 2,000 kids a year that are sufferings with epilepsy,” said Cary D’Ortona, President of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer.
The unit helps figure out why kids are having seizures.
If you want to win the $1.8 million home, you can donate $10 to $150 to the charity for multiple chances to win.
Omaze is a for profit company. So some of the donations pay for marketing, credit card fees and a cut for the company.
“With every dollar that comes in, 80% of the net goes to the charity and 20% of the net goes to Omaze," said Matt Pohlson, co-founder and CEO of Omaze.
Pohlson believes the fundraising model works because almost anyone can participate.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children was linked up with Omaze through the Children’s Miracle Network.
So far, it has raised $130 million for 350 charities.
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