Over $1.5-million was raised during this year's Give DeKalb County Event earlier this month. The annual day of giving raises money for local nonprofit organizations. It's put on by the DeKalb County Community Foundation through its DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP).
DCNP Director Ben Bingle says there were more than 3,200 donors who made 8,300 donations throughout the event. This year's donation drive reached all-time highs in the total donors, total donations, and grand total donated.
About half came from online donations and the other half came donations sent in by mail. A number of businesses also contributed over $168,000 as part of a bonus pool. Bingle has previously told WSPY news that nonprofit agencies have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.