Generous people from all over the world have used GoFundMe to make a difference this year.
In their annual Year in Help report, the online fundraising platform outlined some of the biggest ways individuals, including celebrities, came together to help those in need in 2022.
“When you look at all of the acts of help on GoFundMe — one a second, millions a year — you start to see a bigger picture,” reads a statement on the fundraising platform’s blog post. “Through the storms, sickness, and lack of access, we help one another. We’re all looking for the same things: 健康, 幸福, opportunity — for ourselves and one another. And together, we help create the common good.”
28 million people either made or received a donation this year — and over 76,000 people came together to help support the second largest campaign in GoFundMe history, which was created by ミラ・クニス と アシュトンカッチャー to support war refugee relief efforts in Ukraine.
“私たちは鈍感になることはできません,” Kunis said in PEOPLE’s 2022 People of the Year Issue. “助けて - 頼んでもいない, するだけ - 私たちの標準的な規範であるべきです。”
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Another celebrity who made a difference this year was Kate Winlset, who donated £17,000 (その周り $20,000) to Carolynne Hunter, a mother in need of help to cover electricity costs for her daughter, who has a severe form of cerebral palsy and needs to receive oxygen throughout the night, によると the BBC.
“When I heard about the money I just burst into tears — I thought it wasn’t even real. I’m still thinking, is this real?” 猟師, 49, アウトレットに言った.
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さらに, author Nora Roberts 寄付 $50,000 to a Michigan library that lost funding over its refusal to remove LGBTQ books from its selves and NFL player Kris Boyd 上に上げられた $30,000 to help families impacted by the school shooting in Uvalde, テキサス.
ライアン・レイノルズ and Rob McElhenney also both made £10,000 donations (約 $12,136) to help a young girl from the U.K. with an aggressive brain tumor その間 ヒュー・グラント helped a plumber continue offering free services to elderly and disabled clients through a £10,000 donation.
In terms of giving hotspots, for the 4th year in a row Ireland topped the list of most generous countries per capita, レポートごと.
Stateside, the designation of most generous state belongs to Vermont, with Delaware, メイン, ニューハンプシャー, ウェストバージニア, ペンシルベニア, ジョージア, サウスカロライナ, Montana and Virginia rounding out the top 10.
驚いたことに, there aren’t any cities from the Green Mountain State included in the platform’s list of most generous. The top honor of that group belongs to Marietta, Ga.
“Whether in our backyard, or across the world, people showed the power of help by instinctively turning to GoFundMe in times of need,” reads a statement shared by GoFundMe.
“より多い 85,000 donations were made to our verified crisis hubs to help people and communities that were forever changed in the wake of natural disasters, violence and accidents,” the blog post continues. 特に, the platform saw the most donations on May 26, と people coming together to help families ユヴァルデの.
“Thank you to our community that continues to show us how powerful help can be,” GoFundMe says. “We are honored to help you, help each other.”