Silver Spring is the most generous city in the country, according to an annual giving report released by crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.
The report, which also included Alexandria, Va. at #6 and Rockville, Md. at #10, included several other U.S. cities that have supported numerous causes and organizations. The report also included 2020 trends and a list of causes supported, such as COVID-19 relief and hurricane relief.
Locally, nonprofit Silver Spring Cares launched a GoFundMe campaign this year to provide meals from local restaurants to residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small Things Matter, a nonprofit started by Montgomery Blair High School student Lana Anderson, partnered with Silver Spring Cares to deliver the meals.
Silver Spring & Takoma Park Mutual Aid also launched a GoFundMe campaign this year to help meet the needs of local families during the COVID-19 pandemic: “We formed a Silver Spring mutual aid group to help respond to the needs in our local community. We have a pool of volunteers and a call-in helpline. We’ve distributed over $2,300 in grocery cards since March. In addition to gift cards, we have connected people with local nonprofits, done check-ins by phone for isolated and elderly folks, assisted with the Maryland Health Connection, obtained used computers for kids, and organized grocery delivery.”
Customers of local bakery Patisserie Manuel launched a GoFundMe campaign this year to keep the bakery open, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of its newly-opened store at Westfield Montgomery Mall.
To read the full annual report, head to GoFundMe’s Inspire Hope website.
Graphic courtesy GoFundMe