BOISE – Idahoans donated roughly $1 million to more than 800 nonprofits and charities Thursday as part of “Idaho Gives,” the 24-hour, online fundraising blitz.
Organizers say nearly 7,500 people made donations to help the causes of nonprofits taking part in the fourth annual statewide fundraiser.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest gathered in around $32,000 in donations, claiming the top spot among large nonprofits. Meanwhile, The Idaho Humane Society attracted the highest amount of donors, with 358 people giving more than $19,400.
Last year, roughly 660 nonprofits and charities raked in more than $1.1 million.
Stemming from similar events taking places in several other states, the fundraising – for groups ranging from Big Brothers Big Sisters to Idaho Youth Ranch and the Boise Bicycle Project – unfolded almost entirely online.
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