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Muslim Crowdfunding Platform Raises More Than $700K On Giving Tuesday

On a day when charities, businesses, and individuals come together to celebrate giving, LaunchGood, a global Muslim crowdfunding platform, encouraged more than $755,000 in donations in a single day.

“Thank you and congratulations! With your help we raised over $700K+ in just one day,” the platform wrote.

LaunchGood held a giveaway of $100K in prizes on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. All live campaigns on www.launchgood.com were eligible to win prize money towards their causes.

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According to the platform website, the ‘Share the Prophet SAW’ campaign by the CelebrateMercy charity was the first winner, receiving $20,000. The campaign, launched to grow the charity’s programs about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), raised $101,981.

In second place was Awtad Projects. The charity is based on a group of volunteers from different nationalities who decided to dedicate their time and efforts to make a difference in the lives of poor and needy people in disadvantaged communities, especially in Africa. The campaign won $10,000 from LaunchGood after its supporters raised $56,826.

The third prize of $5,000, went to Al-Maqasid, a Pennsylvania charity which works to renovate a volunteer-run center into a full-fledged educational institution. The charity raised $53,986 in a single day.

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Another category of prizes was offered to campaigns with the biggest number of supporters. The first three winners were ‘Pilgrim #GivingTuesday’, ‘Share the Prophet’, and ‘HRF Rohingya Orphanage’.

Muslim Crowdfunding Platform Raises More Than $700K On Giving Tuesday - About Islam

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Started in October of 2013, LaunchGood has grown to facilitate more than 9,105 campaigns in more than 130 countries. To date, $96,408,884 has been funded.

In the days after the March 15, 2019 mosque shootings in New Zealand, LaunchGood helped raise more than $2.5 million NZD to help the families of the deceased and the surviving victims.

In October of 2018, a campaign on LaunchGood was created to benefit victims and families affected by a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. It raised more than $150,000 in 48 hours.

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.