Hagerstown - Millie Lowman, executive director of the Parent-Child Center in Hagerstown, was hoping to raise $120,000 Saturday during a three-hour telethon.
By the end of the event, more than $121,000 had been raised, and Lowman said she is thrilled.
The money will be used to support the nonprofit center's five programs, which include efforts to prevent child abuse.
"The more we receive, the more we can give," Lowman said.
NBC-25 broadcast the telethon commercial-free from 1 to 4 p.m. from its downtown Hagerstown studio. The station also set up a makeshift studio at Sam's Club, where people dropped cash into a donation box.
Washington County's statistics for child abuse are the second-highest in the state, Lowman said. Last year, 2,400 cases were reported, 1,800 were investigated and more than 400 people were found guilty of related charges.