Tagged: gofundme

Newman’s Own Foundation Teams Up With CrowdRise For Annual Holiday Giving Campaign

CrowdRise announced on Tuesday its annual holiday giving campaign will be sponsored by Newman’s Own Foundation, with $500,000 in funding and matching donations for participating charities. The Challenge, which launches November 21st, is now accepting charity applications. To provide charities an even greater holiday campaign… Read More

GoFundMe Ensures Giving Community’s Generosity is Protected During Hurricane Irma Campaign Launches

With Hurricane Irma’s devastation heading towards the U.S. southeastern mainland, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it is taking measures to ensuring that its giving community’s generosity is protected as campaigns dedicated to the relief are starting to launch. The funding portal revealed on Thursday: “Our Trust & Safety… Read More

Texas Higher Education Community Launches Unified GoFundMe Campaign For College Students Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Following the devastating of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas higher education community has reportedly come together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for nearly 500,000 college students that were affected by the storm’s damages. The new initiative, HELP, which stands for Higher Education… Read More

PLS Logistics Services Teams Up With the American Red Cross & GoFundMe For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On Thursday, third party logistics provider PLS Logistics Services, announced it has teamed up with the American Red Cross and GoFundMe to launch a crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The company also revealed it is donating 100% of profits from its… Read More

Country Singer Chris Young Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, country singer Chris Young has launched the Hurricane Have Relief campaign on GoFundMe. The initiative is currently seeking $500,000. While sharing details about the situation, Young stated: “As you all know… Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall… Read More

Update: Mark Hamill Supports #BuyTwitter & #BanTrump GoFundMe Campaign

Less than a week after former undercover CIA operations agent Valerie Plame Wilson launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform, Star Wars star Mark Hamill announced his support for the initiative. As previously… Read More

Former CIA Operations Officer Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Do Away With President Trump’s Twitter Account

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA operations agent, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform. The initiative debuted last week. Plame tweeted: If @Twitter executives won’t shut… Read More

GoFundMe Reveals: Crowdfunding Community Raises Over $375,000 to Erase School Lunch Debt

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its community has raised more than $375,000 to eliminate school lunch debt. According to the funding portal, its users have started these campaigns to pay off the accounts of children whose families couldn’t afford them. It was noted… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: More Than 850 Campaigns Raise Over $500,000 For Animals & Shelters

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe revealed that more than 850 campaigns on its website have raised over $500,000 for animals and shelters. This news comes just before the yearly event, Clear the Shelters Day, takes place on August 19th. “Communities across the country have come… Read More

GoFundMe Rejects White Nationalist Crowdfunding Efforts to Support Charlottesville Murder Suspect

On Monday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has removed multiple campaigns that were dedicated to James Fields, the man who has been accused of driving his through a group of counter-protesters at the “Unite for Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. Speaking… Read More

Supporters Raise $225,000 on GoFundMe For Charlottesville Protest Victim

Following Saturday’s devastating situation in Charlottesville, Virginia, supporters took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to raise $225,000 for the victim Heather Heyer. Heyer was the only victim killed when a man drove his car through a crowd of counter-protesters during the Unite the Right” rally near the… Read More

Procopio Attorneys Seek Preliminary Injunction to Save Snopes.com As GoFundMe Surpasses $600,000

Paul Tyrell and Ryan Caplan, attorneys of San Diego law firm Procopio, announced they are seeking an injunction in order to save the fact-checking website, Snopes. As previously reported, Snopes explained that it contracted with an outside vendor to provide certain services for its website. Although… Read More

To Fight Legal Woes: Snopes Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Save Website

Snopes.com, a website that describes itself as the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to stop legal woes from causing it to shut down for good. Launched in 1994 by founder David Mikkelson,… Read More

Consumer Magazine Time Out Teams Up With GoFundMe to Launch “Make London Better” Challenge

London-based consumer magazine, Time Out, announced last week it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to launch its new “Make London Better” Challenge. Time Out revealed that the challenge was designed for two Londoners (or teams of Londoners) to turn their ideas to improve the… Read More

GoFundMe & San Diego Union-Tribune Announce Partnership: Seeks to Enable Readers to Startup Fundraisers For Those In Need

Global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with The San Diego Union-Tribune to enable readers to create campaigns and fund to those in need. GoFundMe revealed: “For decades, The San Diego Union-Tribune has been breaking news, delivering information and ideas… Read More

Many Donation Campaigns Quickly Created Following Fire at Grenfell Tower in West London

The Grenfell Tower Fire in West London was covered around the world on cable television yesterday. The tower block was utterly engulfed in flames. Countless lives were lost with horrific stories of people jumping from windows to avoid the tragic fire. Not only were lives… Read More

GoFundMe & Yoobi Announces Winner of “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, along with Yoobi, announced the winner of the “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest. The duo launched the initiative last month and it was described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers, and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign… Read More

Starting GoFundMes For Strangers Not as Simple as it Seems

In their 2016 Year in Giving report, GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon wrote; “When disaster or violence struck, ordinary people took it upon themselves to help heal the world by starting GoFundMes to provide relief and comfort to those who needed it.” The report highlights some… Read More

GoFundMe Verifies Several Campaigns Dedicated to San Diego Pool Party Shooting

Following the shooting at a pool party in San Diego that left one person dead and injured six others, GoFundMe announced that several campaigns have been launched on its crowdfunding platform to help those involved in the tragic event. The funding portal revealed on Wednesday… Read More

GoFundMe Gives Back to Teachers By Launching “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Efforts

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Monday, as part of the annual teacher’s appreciation week, it is launching a “We Love Teachers” fundraiser. This initiative is described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign created by and for… Read More