Calgary among most generous Canadian cities in 2020

Dec 8 2020, 6:59 pm

Even in the most trying of times, Calgarians were willing to give to help those in need.

A release from GoFundMe states that Calgary ranked among the top five Canadian cities for generosity in 2020 and saw more donations than any other city with over one million people.

According to the release, the top five this year were:

  1. Victoria
  2. Kelowna
  3. Kingston
  4. Saskatoon
  5. Calgary

GoFundMe also noted that one in seven Canadians donate on the platform, contributing to the over half a billion dollars raised on the site since it was launched in Canada in 2010.

Some of Alberta’s top campaigns of the year were $87,000 raised for PPE in Alberta, $84,000 raised for the Calgary Black Empowerment Fund, $1.1 million raised to help children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy through Kaysens Quest, $71,000 raised to Save the Ironwood music venue, $58,000 raised to save the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, and $11,000 raised for the ALS fundraising campaign that put a Tkachuk billboard in Edmonton.

Calgary specifically saw over $20,000 raised for a community fridge to help feed those less fortunate, and another $20,000 to help a Calgary family that became stranded abroad while adopting a little girl from Nigeria.

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