Tagged: syria

Actor Kal Penn Launches Crowdrise Campaign for Syrian Refugees & Quickly Raises More Than $500,000

Following a confrontation on Instagram, actor Kal Penn has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise dedicated to the Syrian refugees. Within a matter of days, the initiative has successfully secured over $500,000. According to Vulture, Penn sought to help the refugees after an Instragram commented… Read More

Crowdrise Launches 24-Hour Flash Fundraiser: Seeks to Help 1,200 Displaced Syrian Refugees in Greece

On Tuesday morning, crowdfunding platform Crowdrise announced the launch of a new 24-hour flash fundraiser. This new raise is seeking funds for 1,200 displaced Syrian refugees that are currently in Greece. TV personality, former pro soccer player, and two-time cancer survivor Ethan Zohn and his new… Read More

Brief: Over $1.8 Million Has Been Given to Syrian Refugees Through Generosity Campaigns

Over the past few months, thousands of supporters have taken to Indiegogo’s Generosity platform to help Syrian refugees. The website is now offering a collection of campaigns to support the 12 Million + Syrians who have been affected by the devastation of the war.  … Read More

Edward Norton’s CrowdRise Initiative for Syrian Refugee Surpasses $350,000 In Less Than 24-Hours

On Saturday, actor and CrowdRise co-founder Edward Norton launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a Syrian refugee whose story had gone viral thanks to Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York (HONY) and President Obama. Within an hour, the initiative secured raised over $100,000 for… Read More

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 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

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