Silver Spring is among the most generous cities in the United States, according to a 2021 Giving Report from the online fundraising platform GoFundMe.
The annual report, released this week, includes a list of the most generous states and cities in America. Silver Spring is the third most generous city for supporting individuals, causes, and organizations this year.
Silver Spring ranked as the most generous city in the country in 2020, beating out Alexandria, Va. at #6 and Rockville, Md. at #10.
Notable area fundraisers on the platform this year include:
- Mike & Julie’s Adoption Fundraiser — A local couple fundraises to adopt their first child.
- St. Camillus Food Pantry — A Silver Spring church stocks its food pantry to help people in the community.
- Twynbox First Donation Round — A pop-up cabinet stocked with free essential items fights period poverty.
“If 2020 was a year in crisis, 2021 was The Year of Gratitude,” GoFundMe said in the report. “We saw this sentiment echoed throughout the GoFundMe community, with 15 million messages of thank you to and from the community and millions of donors who stepped up to help others every day.”
Graphic Courtesy GoFundMe
If 2020 was a year in crisis, 2021 was The Year of Gratitude.
Here’s how we saw people help one another in 2021.
— GoFundMe (@gofundme) December 7, 2021