Tagged: gofundme

Patriot Fans Flock to GoFundMe to Pay the $1 Million “Deflategate” Fine

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Standing by their team no matter what, Patriot fans near and far have hit crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise $1 million towards the “deflategate” fine that the NFL team was slapped with on Monday. According to an NFL commissioned report, the team’s quarterback, Tom Brady,… Read More

Canadian Woman Fakes Rare Neurological Disease & Raises Over $125,000 on GoFundMe

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On Friday, a Burlington woman named Cynthia Lynn Smith was accused of scamming backers on GoFundMe by faking a rare neurological disease known as Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. Authorities confirmed that Smith went as far as acting out symptoms to convince family and friends to help her… Read More

GoFundMe Shuts Down Campaign Dedicated to the Family of Colorado Murder Suspect Dynel Lane

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It’s a devastating story that has been shocking America for a couple months now. A Colorado woman by the name of Dynel Lane took to online personal website Craigslist to sell some baby clothes. Future mom Michelle Wilkins responded to the ad and met with Lane on March 18th… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Donates $150,000 Towards the Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Seeking to help those affected by last month’s earthquake in Nepal, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has announced it will donate $150,000 towards the relief efforts. The GoFundMe team stated: “In a continuing effort to aid those affected by the terrible earthquake in Nepal, GoFundMe has made… Read More

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Launches “Continue to Give” Campaign Following GoFundMe Rejection

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Just a couple weeks after announcing that GoFundMe shut down their crowdfunding campaign, Sweet Cakes by Melissa is getting another shot at the funding method, thanks to Continue to Give. As previously reported, Back in January 2013, owners of the Oregon-based baking company refused to provide services to Rachel… Read More

GoFundMe Removes Campaign Dedicated to the Six Baltimore Officers Involved in Death of Freddie Gray

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Just a few days after the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray caused riots throughout the city, a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe surfaced to support the six police officers that were involved in the situation. Baltimore’s chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby stated on Friday that Gray… Read More

GoFundMe Donates 5% Campaign Fee to Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Showing support towards the victims of last Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has announced that it is giving the 5% campaign fee towards the relief initiative. The platform shared: “To all those affected by the terrible earthquakes in Nepal, the GoFundMe Team is… Read More

Anti-Gay Baker Points Finger at Satan For GoFundMe’s Decision to Pull the Plug on Her Campaign

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Back in January 2013, owners of the Oregon-based baking company, Sweet Cakes By Melissa refused to provide services to Rachel Bowman and her mother due to Rachel marrying a woman. According to the testimony, Aaron Klein, co-owner with his wife Melissa Klein told Bowman, “I’m very sorry, I believe… Read More

Boyz II Men’s Nathan Morris Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Homeless Washington D.C. Man Charles Gladden

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Last week, Washington D.C. resident Charles Gladden hit the media spotlight when he revealed the struggles he has faced everyday due to the low income of workers around the city. According to CS Monitor, Gladden stated that he makes $11 an hour sweeping floors and cleaning bathrooms in… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign For New Orleans Burglary/Murder Victims Quickly Gains Over $15,000

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Ready to help a family that has lost love ones in a horrific way, supporters of New Orleans resident/manager at oil firm Baker Hughes Inc., Dave Pence, and his son Nick Pence have gathered on GoFundMe to raise funds for funeral costs. According to DailyMail,… Read More

Fans of Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Flock to GoFundMe Following Rare Cancer Diagnosis

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Seeking the help from his fans, Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $76,000 for his medical bills. The alternative rock band’s guitarist revealed the news that he was diagnosed with the rare cancer, which continues to spread throughout his body:… Read More

Uber Driver & Terminally Ill Ken Broskey Successfully Gains Over $100,000 in One Week on GoFundMe to Pay Off Mortgage for His Family

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Last week, transportation giant Uber Detroit announced the launch of the #UberPartnerKen Movement, which was to help a GoFundMe campaign for one of its drivers, Ken Broskey, as he tries to pay off his mortgage before he passes away from cancer. As previously reported, Uber announced that it… Read More

Toronto Woman Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Harvard University Tuition

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Seeking the help from strangers near and far, Toronto resident Tonika Morgan launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $50,000 for tuition to one of the most prestigious schools in the US, Harvard University. According to her campaign, Morgan was homeless and never had a chance to finish high… Read More

Indiegogo Quickly Shuts Down Campaign For Oklahoma Deputy Involved in Fatal Shooting (Video)

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Making sure to end controversy before it even starts, crowdfunding giant Indiegogo quickly shut down a new campaign that was dedicated to Oklahoma reserve deputy Robert Bates, who is currently being investigated for fatally shooting 44-year-old Eric Harris. Time reports that Bates stated he mistook his hand… Read More

Uber Detroit Launches #UberPartnerKen Movement; Seeks Help For Sick Driver’s GoFundMe Campaign

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On Tuesday, popular car service, Uber Detroit, asked riders to help a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for a driver with stage four cancer to pay off his mortgage. According to Detroit News, Uber announced that it will donate $1 to the crowdfunding campaign for each rider that… Read More

Success Kid Launches GoFundMe Initiative For Father in Need of Kidney Transplant

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Seeking the help of his fans, Sammy Griner, who is known for his famous “Success Kid” meme, and his mother, Laney Robertson Griner, have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for his father’s kidney transplant. Sharing details about the situation, Laney wrote: “Justin is a 39… Read More

Michigan Cannabis Coalition Will Crowdfund to Legalize Marijuana

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There are several groups hoping to push forward legislation that will legalize recreational use of Marijuana in Michigan but the Michigan Cannabis Coalition (MCC) is planning on launching a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign on April 20th to help pay the way.  The date (4/20) is a… Read More

Indiegogo Shuts Down Michael T. Slager Support Fund Campaign

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Earlier this week, GoFundMe pulled the plug on a campaign that was dedicated to South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, after he was charged for the murder of an unarmed man, Walter L. Scott. The charges were filed after a video of the event revealed Slager shooting… Read More

GoFundMe Reportedly Rejects Campaign to Support South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager

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On Tuesday, a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina named Michael T. Slager was charged with the murder of an unarmed man, Walter L. Scott, after a video that revealed exactly happened during the situation surfaced. According to New York Times, Slager stated that… Read More

California Gay Business Owner Reveals Why She Donated $20 to Memories Pizza’s GoFundMe Campaign

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Last week, Indiana’s Memories Pizza began to receive major backlash when its owners, Kevin and Crystal O’Connor, announced their support for the state’s newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses to decline any services to those who do not agree with their beliefs…. Read More