Greater Helena Gives hits new record with $224K in donations

The eighth annual Greater Helena Gives fundraising event Thursday and Friday hit another record, bringing in $224,256, according to early results posted Friday night.

“WOW! Helena, you’ve blown us away with your kindness!” event organizers posted at 7 p.m. on the website. More money was still rolling in after the 6 p.m. deadline.

The contributions by about 925 donors will go to a record 96 nonprofit organizations that signed up to benefit from the 24-hour online giving campaign focused on raising money and drawing attention to the local nonprofit community.

Greater Helena Gives event is May 5-6

Greater Helena Gives

“We broke the fundraising record without breaking the donor record … that means people just gave more! How generous is our community?” said Emily Frazier, executive director of the Helena Area Community Foundation (HACF), which oversees the fundraising event which started 6 p.m. May 5 and ended at 6 p.m. May 6.

The website,, will remain open for donations through the weekend if people still want to give.

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