Tagged: gofundme

Record Breaking: Equality Florida Raises $9M For Pulse Victims & Closes GoFundMe Initiative (Video)

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On Monday, GoFundMe announced nonprofit organization, Equality Florida, has raised a total of $9 million for the victims of the June 12th Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. It was reported that more than 120,000 donors have 120 countries contributed funds to the cause. Following… Read More

GoFundMe Announces College Scholarship: Seeks to Give 10 College or Post-Graduate Students With $10,000 For Tuition

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On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the launch of its new college scholarship. The new scholarship will present 10 college or post-graduate students with $10,000 that will go towards tuition costs. The funding portal revealed over few years students, teachers and parents have turned to its… Read More

Brief: Pop Star Taylor Swift Donates $5,000 to GoFundMe Campaign Dedicated to Fan in Deadly Car Accident

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Last week, music sensation Taylor Swift reportedly donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign that was dedicated to one of her fans, Katie Beth Cater, who passed away in a car accident. The initiative was launched to show love and support her family by helping to… Read More

Supporters of CNN Dubbed “Real Fault in Our Stars” Couple Launch GoFundMe For Them to See One Another

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Supporters of Katie and Dalton Prager, the dubbed real “Fault in Our Stars” couple by CNN, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $15,000 so that Dalton may be able to see Katie before she passes away from cystic fibrosis. Both husband and… Read More

Ethiopian Marathon Athlete Feyisa Lelisa Supporters Launch GoFundMe Initiative After Political Protest During 2016 Summer Olympics

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Following Feyisa Lilesa brave protest towards the Ethiopian government during the 2016 Rio Olympics, a GoFundMe has been launched dedicated to the marathon runner and his family. Within a matter of days, the initiative has received nearly $130,000 from more than 2,200 supporters.  Upon receiving his… Read More

GoFundMe Team Donates $1,000 Towards Louisiana School Board Association Campaign Dedicated to Flood Victims

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Following the devastating flood that’s left the state of Louisiana in ruins, the Louisiana Scool Board of Association launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $500,000 for the victims. The association reported that it represented the 69 local public school districts in the state and are dedicated… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Preps For Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns

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Ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year, GoFundMe announced it was giving a $50 donations to education campaigns on its crowdfunding platform and announced it is offering a $10,000 grand prize the category’s initiatives. From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are… Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Reveals More Than 2,000 Campaigns Have Raised Over $1.2M For Louisiana Flood Victims

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On Tuesday, GoFundMe announced more than 2,000 campaigns on its crowdfunding platform raised over $1.2 million to support Louisiana cities following a historical flood. The GoFundMe community has previously sprung into action to help those during various disasters. Campaign organizers raised $2.5 million for victims of… Read More

Country Star Brad Paisley Donates $250,000 Towards Rebuilding Homes Following West Virginia Flood

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Just a little over a month after launching a GoFundMe campaign for the West Virginia Flood Relief, country star, Brad Paisley, has donated $250,000 towards the cause. Paisley took to the crowdfunding portal to help his home state after a devastating flood killed 28 residents and… Read More

New Report Reveals: More Than $750,000 Has Been Raised For Rio Athletes’ Training & Travel Expenses on GoFundMe

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With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to kick off this evening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced more than $750,000 has been raised for athletes’ training and traveling costs. GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon shared: “More and more, athletes and sports teams—from Little… Read More

24-Year-Old Rape Survivor Launches GoFundMe Initiative In An Effort to Pass Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights

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This week, Amanda Nguyen 24-year-old rape survivor and founder of national civil rights nonprofit, Rise, took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $450,000 as part of her mission to get Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights passed. Nguyen revealed that she has made it her life’s mission to strengthen the… Read More

Rapper The Game & Son Returns to GoFundMe to Raise Funds For 3-Year-Old Shooting Victim

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Less than a month after teaming up with his son Harlem to raise funds on GoFundMe for Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman, rapper The Game has launched a new campaign on the crowdfunding platform for Zachaeus Waters, a three-year-old boy who was shot in the face… Read More

Canadian Comedian Mike Ward Launches GoFundMe Campaign During Legal Battle Against Singer Jérémy Gabriel

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On Tuesday, comedian Mike Ward launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $93,000 as he prepares to continue his legal battle against child singer, Jérémy Gabriel.  The Human Rights Tribunal reportedly declared last week that Ward must pay $35,000 to Gabriel for making jokes about his disabilities (he… Read More

Brief: Kristen Bell Reveals She Randomly Searches Through GoFundMe Pages At Night

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While continuing to raise awareness for her new healthy food petition, Veronica Mars starlet Kristen Bell recently revealed to E! News her favorite pastime is looking up GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns she can put funds towards. During her interview with the media outlet, Bell shared: “I… Read More

Decathlete Jeremy Taiwo Awarded $10,000 During GoFundMe’s Global Olympic Athlete Competition

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On Wednesday,  GoFundMe dubbed decathlete Jeremy Taiwo the winner of its global Olympic athlete competition. This event was announced last month as a way to help athletes achieve their Olympic dreams. The crowdfunding portal revealed the Olympian who secures the most funds in a campaign between… Read More

Supporters of Fallen Baton Rouge Police Officers Raise Over $150,000 Through Three GoFundMe Campaigns In Less Than Two Days

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Following the deaths of three Baton Rouge police officers, supporters of the men launched individual GoFundMe campaigns and in less than two days, the initiatives have secured over $100,000 in total. CNN reported that on Sunday a man identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign For Alton Sterling Closes: Raises Over $700,000 For Childrens’ Scholarship

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One week after actress Issa Rae launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $200,000 for Alton Sterling’s children, the initiative has successfully raised $714,448 from 23,980 and officially closed. The father of five was killed on last Tuesday during an encounter with two Baton Rouge police officers, who were… Read More

Rapper The Game Teams Up With His Son to Launch GoFundMe Campaign For Little Rock Police Officer

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This week, rapper and actor The Game, with his son Harlem, hit GoFundMe to raise $50,000 for a police officer, Tommy Norman, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The crowdfunding campaign’s description reads: “Every police interaction does not have to be a negative one and Officer Norman… Read More

Bristol Palin’s Ex-Fiancé Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise $10,000 For Legal Bills

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Ready to move on from the family drama between him and his ex-fiancé, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston has launched a GoFundMe to raise $10,000 so that he may pay his legal bills, which were accumulated during the custody battles over their son, Tripp Easton Mitchell… Read More