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Charities reap Giving Tuesday rewards

Charities reap Giving Tuesday rewards

Giving Tuesday pulled in significantly more than last year, with some charities saying they raised more in online donations than in any previous 24-hour period.

The General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, for example, said it pulled in $6.5 million in online giving from 11,000 donors in 34 countries Tuesday.

The church's donation records date back to 1948. Ben Rhodes, associate general secretary of communications and development for the United Methodists said: "This is without question the largest single day for online giving."

Rhodes said that the best previous 24-hour period for online giving was $492,882, set in January of 2010,...

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