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

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.

Schools-300x199From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are stated for or by a K-12 educator that raises a minimum of $250 from at least 5 donors will receive $50 from the funding portal. The initiative with the most success on the website will receive the $10,000 prize. All campaigns must include the GFMtoSchool hashtag to qualify.

GoFundMe shared:

With 77% of teachers paying out of pocket for supplies at an average total of $500 per year, it’s no wonder that more and more educators are turning to GoFundMe for help. In the last two years alone, donations to education campaigns have tripled, with over $100 million raised. During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week in April, over 2,000 GoFundMe campaigns were created by and for teachers – raising more than $1 million.”

Earlier this year, GoFundMe notably invited nine underfunded schools around the country to compete and raise money for Chromebooks in the classroom, with matching donations of up to $5,000 per campaign.

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