03/01/2013 01:44 am ET Updated Mar 01, 2013

JobRaising Challenge: HuffPost Effort To Put America Back To Work Enters Its Final Hours (VIDEO)

The JobRaising Challenge, HuffPost's initiative in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise and McKinsey & Company to help job-creating nonprofits raise money and awareness, will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

The Challenge has already resulted in over 3,500 donations from across the country, with 80 percent of those being under $100.

It even received a shout-out Thursday evening from CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. Arianna was on CNN discussing the sequester with former Senator Jim DeMint (R- S.C). She argued that the focus of the economic debate should be on creating jobs, not European-style austerity. After the divisive partisan debates of recent weeks, Wolf congratulated Arianna on the JobRaising initiative's success, calling the project "something that we can all agree on."

HuffPost readers are encouraged to donate, spread the word via social media, and can read stories of the nonprofits on the "Opportunity: What is Working" section.