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