Giving Tuesday: One local nonprofit raises $1.6 million in one day

Giving Tuesday – a day dedicated to raising money for philanthropic causes – was a record-breaker for one Palm Beach County nonprofit.

Maus & Hoffman offers the option to wrap gifts in sheets of uncut $1 and $2 bills from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.


Maus & Hoffman offers the option to wrap gifts in sheets of uncut $1 and $2 bills from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County raised $1.6 million during the global fundraising campaign, which was held on Nov. 29. The event broke the federation’s previous record for Giving Tuesday contributions, a representative for the group said.

Founded by a cultural center in New York, Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a way to put a spotlight on philanthropy during the holiday shopping season. For the fifth year, it was held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — following the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping rush.

This year’s campaign generated more than 1.5 million contributions in 98 countries, totally roughly $168 million, according to givingtuesday.org.

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