GoFundMe Oklahoma: Oklahomans Create Over 36,000 GoFundMe Campaigns, Raise $28.8 Million
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, today released new data highlighting the giving community in Oklahoma. Oklahomans have started over 36,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $28.8 million from more than 404,000 total donations.
The Oklahoma City metro area has created nearly 17,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $7 million from over 96,000 donations.
“Whether it’s raising money to help the pet population, support the arts, or fund education initiatives, folks in Oklahoma routinely step up. Oklahomans have donated millions of dollars to thousands of GoFundMe campaigns to generously help their friends, family, and local communities during times of need,” said GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon.
OKLAHOMA CITY FAST FACTS:
- In total, campaigns located in the Oklahoma City metro area have raised $7 million.
- The Oklahoma City metro area has created nearly 17,000 GoFundMe campaigns.
- The average donation in Oklahoma City is $72.
- In 2016, more than 6,000 GoFundMe campaigns in the Oklahoma City metro area have raised over $2.6 million from 36,000 donations.
- In 2015, over 7,500 GoFundMe campaigns in the Oklahoma City metro area have raised more than $3 million from over 42,000 donations.
Oklahoma City Gives Back
This is the second year for the Help the Dogs of Winter campaign. Last year they donated 14 bales of straw to 6 families and 20 bales to a dog rescue facility. This year, they want to go beyond straw and provide proper shelters.
Students from six Oklahoma City Public Schools join members of RACE Dance in the fifth annual production of RACE's Hip Hop Nutcracker (HHN) in Oklahoma City. Performances are set for Dec. 17th at 2:00pm & 7:30 pm at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theatre. Students enrolled in dance programs at John Marshall High School, Northwest Classen High School, Oklahoma Centennial Mid High School and U.S. Grant High School are involved in this show.
The money raised from this campaign will go toward making this the best experience for all of the high schoolers involved and continue to make this a holiday tradition for them. In order for RACE Dance to do this, they need additional funding for costumes, staging, production overhead, choreographers, and much more.
This campaign was created to help fund an 8th grade robotics team in Edmond, as their budget had been cut by nearly $5,000. The campaign states that now more than ever we need more young women entering the STEM fields as tomorrow's innovators and educators.
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $3 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.
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