GoFundMe Donates $75,000 to Canadian Campaigns in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

The world’s largest online donor community celebrates Canadian milestone by giving back to 75 campaigns

Redwood City, California | July 5, 2017 — GoFundMe, the world's largest social fundraising platform, today announced a donation of $75,000 to Canadian campaigns across the country. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, GoFundMe celebrated the Canadian spirit of giving by donating $1,000 to 75 impactful campaigns started by Canadians.

“Canadians are hugely generous, and our GoFundMe community was inspired by their passion for fundraising,” said Rob Solomon, CEO of GoFundMe. “To celebrate the nation's birthday, our employees nominated inspiring Canadian campaigns to receive funding from GoFundMe that would help bring them closer to their goal. From supporting athletic dreams, to community projects, to memorial campaigns, we wanted to pay it forward by giving back to our Canadian campaign organizers.”

 

Canada is the second largest GoFundMe market in the world right now, behind the US. Canadians having started 110,000 campaigns on GoFundMe, raising $185 million from over 2 million donations since 2010.

 

“I started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5,000 for Soldier On, an organization that helps Veterans suffering from invisible injuries, like PTSD, gain confidence through sport,” said Ritchie Hughes, the Canadian campaign organizer of Canada150 Bike Ride for Soldier On. “It felt incredible to know that GoFundMe cared about my campaign and honoured this exciting time in Canada by donating to help us meet our fundraising goals - we had such an amazing celebration!”

 

GoFundMe employees joined together to identify the 75 Canadian campaign organizers from coast-to-coast who were passionate about their nation and giving back to their communities. Every month, GoFundMe gives $1,000 to deserving campaigns nominated by GoFundMe employees as part of its Gives Back program, which puts GoFundMe’s core values of spreading empathy and doing the right thing into practice.  

To view all 75 campaign recipients, please visit gofundme.com/raise-funds/ Canada-150 -gives-back.

 

About GoFundMeLaunched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with billions raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

Contact

Rachel Hollis | GoFundMe | rhollis@gofundme.com

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