Tagged: syria

Update: UN Refugee Kickstarter Campaign to Aid Syrian Refugees Exceeds $1.1M. Yes, You Can Do Something to Help.


The crowd has made and is making the difference.  Over 18,655 Kickstarter backers have responded to the UN’s call for funding to aid refugee Syrians in crisis. As reported by Crowdfund Insider‘s JD Alois, the White House has reached out to Kickstarter to help raise funding to… Read More

At Behest of White House, Kickstarter Raises Funds for UN Refugee Agency. Now Over $440,000

Kickstarter UNHCR A McConnell

Kickstarter is working with the White House once again. This time the project is a bit different though. Two weeks ago, the White House reached out to Kickstarter and asked if their platform could be utilized to aid in the refugee crisis that is besetting… Read More

Salma Hayek Launches New Crowdfunding Initiative on Crowdrise For Children & Families Affected By the Syriacrisis

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UNICEF supporter and Chime for Change campaign co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a funding initiative on Crowdrise that supports the children and families affected by the Syriacrisis, following a recent visit to meet with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Founded by Gucci, a longtime UNICEF partner, CHIME… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo Shuts Down Canadian’s site raising money for Syrian family


The day after a B.C. woman raised more than $2,500 for her family in Syria, crowdfunding  site Indiegogo shut down her donation page citing U.S. sanctions against the war-torn country. “It’s wrong to punish innocent people living in a country that’s war-torn, especially when there’s so… Read More