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Thursday February 16, 2017

Got In? Now what? GoFundMe Posts Guidebook Utilizing Crowdfunding to Help Pay for College Tuition Just in time to plan for the upcoming academic year when tuition fees have likely increased across the US, GoFundMe’s new guidebook highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other costs associated with college. In the last three years alone, over 130,000 GoFundMes have raised $60 million from over 850,000 donations for college tuition and related expenses. [Crowdfund Insider]

This Guy Is Crowdfunding His Way To A Mar-a-Lago Membership Who is John DeVore, you ask? He’s a Brooklyn-based writer and editor, and the bona fide genius behind “Help Me Buy A Mar-a-Lago Membership” — a GoFundMe page where DeVore is attempting to raise $200,000 to cover the initiation fee for membership at Mar-a-Lago, so he can join the club and go talk some sense into the president. [Refinery29]

‘Just live’: Advice from a terminal cancer patient weeks before his wedding “When you’re given that news, and you’ve worked your whole life, and put in a lot of time into working for others … all of a sudden, it’s like, what am I going to do for myself and the people around me and the people I love to make sure that I don’t have any regrets?” he said. [CBC News]

Monday February 13, 2017

How Crowdfunding Platform GoFundMe Has Created A $3 Billion Digital Safety Net Where government can’t — or won’t — help, there’s GoFundMe, the crowdfunding platform that’s turning us all into Good Samaritans [Fast Company]

Firefighters rally around firefighter’s son diagnosed with cancer Firefighters from around Virginia are helping a young Hanover boy in the fight for his life. Three-year-old Caleb Lambert was recently diagnosed with stage 3 Neuroblastoma, according to a GoFundMe page set-up to raise money for Caleb’s family. [WTVR]

Ohio boy with incurable eye disease to see Disney World Nine-year-old Aiden Mullins has an eye disease that will one day cause him to go blind. It’s called Retinas Pigmentosa. “His eyes will gradually, slowly get worse and worse,” said Rachel Lowrie, Mullin’s mother. Before he loses his eyesight donations from people all over are helping him to see “The Happiest Place on Earth.” [WDTN]

Saturday February 11, 2017

Nearly $4K needed to help chicken with backwards foot For most people, chickens are little more than a source of protein or eggs. This story is about a little chick with a problem and people trying to help solve it. [KTRK-TV]

Donations Pour In For Muslim Foster Father Who Cares For Dying Kids A recent L.A. Times profile on Mohamed Bzeek, a 62-year-old Libyan-born American who has been caring for terminally-ill foster children for the past two decades, has been met with an outpouring of donations from across the country. [Vocativ]

Friday February 10, 2017

Transgender illegal alien SJW of color asks US to ‘gofundme’ Catalina Velasquez is an illegal alien from Colombia who also says he is a woman. Catalina claims that if he is deported to his native Colombia, he will be killed for pretending to be a woman. [American Thinker]

Donation page removed for man’s hemp oil treatment for epilepsy A McMinnville father said he was counting on money raised on GoFundMe to buy a year’s supply of treatment for his son’s epilepsy. That treatment is a cannabis oil. The father said GoFundMe has yanked down the page. [WBRC]

Struggling teen in North Bay uses donations for college, car to get to work A struggling Vallejo teen who walked to his job in Benicia, now has a car and is enrolled in college classes thanks to the kindness of strangers and a Benecia police officer who brought attention to the young man’s plight. [KTVU]

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