Bnei Yisrael crowded around Moshe, giving him piles and piles of materials. Moshe appointed helpers to weigh and measure all of the items, and they could hardly keep up with the rush of donations! All of the materials needed for the Mishkan were collected faster than anyone could have predicted!
“STOP!” Moshe called out. “My fellow Jews, you have been so generous! I am happy to announce that we have more than enough for the Mishkan project! No more donations, please!”
This was the first time in Jewish history (and probably the last time), that donations for a Jewish cause were refused!