Sleep Cheap exceeds $1-million mark

From the Niagara Falls Review:

They made it!

The annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event raised $175,988 this year, which pushes their eight year history total over the $1-million mark.

Mayor Jim Diodati said when they started this event they had no idea that “it would just grow wings and take off like this. We are very proud of the fact that 100 % of the money goes directly to local Niagara charities.”

The event added a fifth night this year on Sunday, Nov. 13, and organizers were confident they would break the $1-million mark before it wrapped up on Nov. 17.

Twenty-seven hotels offered a record 7,800 room nights to only Niagara region residents as a way of letting them know what’s available and hopefully spreading the word when family and friends visit this area.

“This is one of the benefits we have of living in a tourist town for all the locals,” said Diodati.

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