Tagged: gofundme

“Liberation Iraq Christian & Yazidi” Campaign Gets Hacked During GoFundMe Run

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Last month, President of  C.Y.C.I  (The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq) and Québec resident, Steve Maman, took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a mission to raise $2 million to free the Christian and Yazidi children in Iraq from the horrifying conditions they are… Read More

Fans of Former Black Flag & Misfit Member Dez Cadena Launch GoFundMe Campaign Following Cancer Diagnosis

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Just a few months after the devastating announcement of Dez Cadena being diagnosed with throat cancer, a group of the rocker’s devoted fans launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help pay for his health expenses. The former Black Flag and Misfit member previously wrote:… Read More

Supporters Flock to GoFundMe to Raise Nearly $150,000 For Paralyzed University of Michigan Student

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Last month, Taylor Janssen, a brother of the University of Michigan Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, dove into Lake Sherwood from his platoon boat without knowing how shallow the water was. The young man broke his neck at one of the low-cervical nerves, his C5 vertebrae. This accident left him partially paralyzed…. Read More

Sweet Cakes By Melissa Continues to Receive Supporter Donations Through Continue to Give Initiative Following State of Oregon Cease & Desist Order

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Despite the state of Oregon’s recent ruling, supporters of Sweet Cakes by Melissa have continued to raise funds for the small bakery through its crowdfunding campaign on Continue to Give. Earlier year, the bakery was ordered to pay a lesbian couple the amount of $135,000… Read More

Brief: Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 Towards GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan Battling Leukemia

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Always looking to help a fan in need, pop sensation Taylor Swift offered up $50,000 towards a GoFundMe campaign dedicated to 11-year-old Naomi Oakes, who was recently diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. According to People, Oakes’ family posted a video on YouTube sharing her story and revealing the fact… Read More

Sister of Alleged Charleston Shooter Creates GoFundMe Campaign For Postponed Wedding & Honeymoon; Cancels After Four Days

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Amber Roof, sister of the alleged Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for her wedding to Michael Tyo along with honeymoon. Last month, Dylann walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa… Read More

GoFundMe Valuation Reportedly Soars to $600-$650M During Latest Funding Round

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Following the announcement of its latest funding round, sources at TechCrunch revealed that the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe’s value is now at around the range of $600 to $650 million. As previously reported, GoFundMe confirmed that it has received some high-profile attention during its round: “Our mission at GoFundMe is to change… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Announces Investment Offers from Venture Capital & Growth Equity Firms

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On Thursday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe confirmed that it has received some high-profile attention during its recent funding round. The website revealed: “Our mission at GoFundMe is to change the way the world gives. We’ve been thinking about how to best serve as many people as… Read More

Friends of Realty Show Actor Jamie Sangouthai Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Funeral Arrangements

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Jamie Sangouthai, who was known for his appearance on the reality television series Khloé and Lamar,  passed away on Sunday reportedly from a drug overdose. Now, his friends are looking to help his family pay for a proper funeral through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. According to… Read More

Crowdfunding Platforms Continue to Raise Millions of Dollars For Nepal Nearly 60 Days After Devastating Earthquake

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Back in April, the country of Nepal was devastated by earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. This caused various organizations to spring into action and launch campaigns on crowdfunding platforms to help those in need. Now, nearly 60 days later, various… Read More

“Bob’s Burger” Writer Wendy Molyneux Jokingly Launches GoFundMe Campaign to See “Entourage” Movie For Cancer Charity

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Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film. Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and… Read More

GoFundMe & YouCaring Pull the Plug on Former UK Model’s Campaigns After She Began to Offer Topless Photos to Donors

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Seeking to help those who are less unfortunate (and the organizations that support them), former UK glamour model, mother of two,and full-time blogger, Tracy Kiss, launched crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe and YouCaring to raise £10,000 for 10 amazing charities before her 28th birthday this October. Unfortunately, Kiss has… Read More

Seahawks Fans Gather on GoFundMe to Unrealistically Help the Team Re-Sign Quarterback Russell Wilson

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Taking a page or two from New England Patriot fans, Seahawks admirers have gather on crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $5 million dollars for the team. The funds from the campaign will go towards re-signing quarterback Russell Wilson. Sharing details about the situation, the campaign’s… Read More

California Woman Battling Anorexia Turns to Crowdfunding; Raises Over $180,000 Through GoFundMe Campaign

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In an effort to beat a disease that has plagued his wife’s life for nearly a decade, husband of California actress, Rachel Farrokh, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe with a mission to raise funds to help fight her battle against anorexia. As the illness continues… Read More

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