GoFundMe announced on Wednesday it celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday by donating $100,000 to the GoFundMe Kids Heroes Fund. According to the crowdfunding platform, through the company’s Gives Back program, GoFundMe employees are able to nominate a campaign that touches their heart each month. The employees are using Gives Back to celebrate Kid Heroes by surprising 100 campaigns with $1,000 each.
“The GoFundMe Kid Heroes program, part of a larger holiday initiative, celebrates ‘kid heroes’ who are making a difference in their communities and turning compassion into action. The GoFundMe Kid Heroes program showcases these kids and their families in a central hub where people can read inspiring stories, support amazing causes, and watch films of some of the young heroes. In addition, the hub features a Parents’ Guide with advice, ideas, and tips for parents to help their kids turn compassion into action.”
GoFundMe also noted that in addition to being able to support to individual Kid Hero campaigns, people will also have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation towards campaigns for numerous Kid Heroes by making a contribution to the Direct Impact Fund. Rob Solomon, CEO of GoFundMe, added:
“In a year of a lot of tough news, we can get inspiration from the children and their families who are leading the way and working to make the world a better place. We hope these stories and resources bring families and communities together for positive change.”