We Did It – $1,013,685 Raised In 24 Hours

20161227_135806We did it! In just 24 hours, Met Council raised $1,013.685. Starting at 11:00am on Sunday, December 18th, Met Council conducted a crowdfunding phone-a-thon campaign with Charidy.com, a website that helps nonprofits implement crowdfunding campaigns. As we approached the 24-hour mark, excitement grew and gifts poured into the site helping us exceed our goal of $1,000,000.

“This is Met Council’s first ever crowdfunding event” stated Alan Schoor, CEO of Met Council. “We are thrilled by the success of this campaign. The excitement and support of everyone involved was outstanding, and we are grateful to those who made this effort a success. It’s a true testament to the strength of our mission, Board of Directors, supportive donors, and staff.”

The event was staffed with enthusiastic student volunteers from Stuyvesant High School’s American Red Cross Club, Bronx High School of Science’s Key Club, and students from B’nai Jeshrun. Parents and Met Council staff also participated to help us reach our goal.  Clad in t-shirts specially designed for the day, all worked tirelessly in reaching out to donors.  From morning through evening the excitement of the volunteers was evident. Donations were announced and the crowd cheered, with participants at each table competing to see who could raise the most funds.

Funds from the campaign will enable Met Council to continue providing its clients with life-altering programs and services. With more than 500,000 poor and near-poor living in Jewish households in New York City, the demand for programs and services is great.

Met Council thanks its Board, staff, teen volunteers, and all the volunteers who participated in the planning of this event, its implementation, and successful outcome. Without them, we would not have this exciting news to share with you.  We give thanks.

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