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Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Initiative to Help Renovate Detroit’s Spain Elementary School

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On Thursday, television personality Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5 million for Spain Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan. The school needs building repairs, new classroom materials and technology to bring it up to date for its students. Sharing details about the… Read More

Nearly 100 GoFundMe Campaigns Secure Over $300,000 For Flint’s Water Crisis So Far

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Seeking to help the residents of Flint, Michigan during their water crisis, over 8,000 supporters have taken to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $300,000 for 92 campaigns that are dedicated to the cause. The GoFundMe team shared: “Over the past several days, we have seen… Read More

GoFundMe Launches Funding Contest to Help Provide Clean Drinking Water For Flint Residents

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  On Friday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has launched a crowdfunding contest to help funds for the Flint Water Crisis. For those who don’t know what has happened, Flint’s water system has been containment and research showed that lead poisoning was found and as… Read More

Former “Celebrity Big Brother” Contestant Tila Tequila Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Purchase New House & Furniture

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Never afraid to hit the good (and mostly bad) spotlight, former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and reality star, Tila Tequila, has launched a GoFundMe campaign so that fans can help her buy a new house and furniture. Tequila (using her given name Nguyen) wrote: “The reason why I… Read More

Following Viral Customer Criticism Kilroy’s Bar N’ Grill Supports GoFundMe Initiative After Woman Suffers Heart Attack in Indianapolis Establishment

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On Sunday, an Indiana family of the woman who suffered a heart attack at Indianapolis restaurant, Kilroy’s, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for her recovery. The family shared on the initiative’s page: “As everyone knows my mom had a cardiac arrest… Read More

Female Rapper Kreayshawn Says No Thanks to Crowdfunding; Urges Fan to Remove GoFundMe Initiative

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Showing some love for Oakland rapper, Kreayshawn, a devoted fan launched a GoFundMe initiative after she announced that she has been left with no money just days before Christmas. Kreayshawn, who is known for her hit song Gucci Gucci, took to her Twitter account to rant… Read More

“Support San Bernardino Victims” Initiative Secures $100,000 on GoFundMe Two Weeks After Launch

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Earlier this month, San Bernardino mayor Carey Davis, along with the city’s common council, launched a crowdfunding initiative on GoFundMe to help support the victims and their families of the December 2nd shooting. The campaign’s description reads: “At 11:00 in the morning on December 2nd, two… Read More

Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Joins GoFundMe

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Former Senior Advisor to President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer has been appointed as Vice President of Communications and Policy at GoFundMe the donations based crowdfunding platform. Pfeiffer is a veteran of the Obama Administration having served in different communications roles since Obama’s Presidential campaign in 2008…. Read More

Mayor Carey Davis Announces GoFundMe Initiative For Victims of the San Bernardino Shooting

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Following the tragic shooting that took place in San Bernardino, California last week, the city’s mayor Carey Davis announced that a GoFundMe campaign has been launched for those involved in the devastating incident. The campaign’s description reads: “At 11:00 in the morning on December 2nd, two… Read More

GoFundMe Unveils a New Report That Shows Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving. Over $1 Billion in Donations in the Last Year (Infographic)

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A new report released on #GivingTuesday shows that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a major way that American’s give back to their community. The report, issued by GoFundMe, shows that donations on the crowdfunding platform alone totaled $1.09 billion, which puts crowdfunded giving on par with donations… Read More

Women Pleads Guilty on Boston Marathon Scam. Used GoFundMe to Raise Donations

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Joanna Leigh from Boston has admitted to scamming almost $40,000 following the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing tragedy. Leigh pleaded guilty to all charges after previously denying she had committed fraud.  Leigh took money from a variety of sources including the One Fund Boston,… Read More

Brief: Dr Pepper Offers Up $65,000 to 14 campaigns on GoFundMe

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Last week, GoFundMe’s CEO Rob Solomon announced that high-profile beverage company Dr Pepper gave $65,000 to 14 of its crowdfunding campaigns as part of its Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. Solomon wrote: “Dr Pepper helped each of these campaigns hit their respective fundraising goals. For Jonah of Ithaca, New York,… Read More

Brief: Silicon Valley Business Journal Adds WePay to Fastest-Growing List

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WePay, a provider of payments as a service for online platforms including GoFundMe, Care.com and FreshBooks, today announced it has been named by Silicon Valley Business Journal as the 5th fastest-growing private company in the region. In making the list, WePay joins an impressive cadre… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz Quickly Raises Over $500,000

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UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz, who reportedly rushed the shooter trying to protect others getting shot seven times in the process, now has a GoFundMe campaign created for his benefit.  The active campaign has apparently been established by Mintz’s cousin, Derek Bourgeois, and has raised… Read More

Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to Dancer’s GoFundMe Campaign

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Ready to repay someone who has helped her in the past, Taylor Swift hit GoFundMe once again to donate $50,000 towards one of her dancers, Toshi Davidson, who’s nephew is sick. The campaign’s description reads: “Baby Ayden is 13 months old. He was just diagnosed… Read More

Owners of Infamous Bakery Sweet Cakes By Melissa Refuse to Pay State-Order Funds to Same-Sex Couple Who They Refused Services

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Continuing their fight for “religious rights,” owners of the infamous Oregon bakery, Sweet Cakes By Melissa, announced that they will not pay the lesbians, they refused service to because of their beliefs, $135,000 for state-ordered  damages. This past summer, the bakery was ordered to pay a… Read More

Widowed Military Wife Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Soldiers Overcome PTSD

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Seeking to help those who devote their lives to protecting the U.S., widow of a U.S. soldier, Stephanie Mason Lembo, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for Active Heroes’ program, Carry the Fallen, which helps those struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress… Read More

“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