GoFundMe: Silver Spring is the Most Generous City in America

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 Andersonpartnered 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

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