Trending on GoFundMe: Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

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Wednesday, December 7 will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the GoFundMe community has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for commemoration events and travel to the historic site. Visit this page for more information, including campaigns for vets returning to Pearl Harbor and high school bands traveling to celebrate the Greatest Generation.

$478,773 raised by 6,806 people in 2 days

Cambridge, MA

After a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge destroyed or damaged at least 11  buildings and displaced at least 60 residents, Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons established a relief fund to assist the families and individuals directly impacted by this devastating fire.

$10,136 raised by 248 people in 2 days

Ringwood, NJ

For decades, Ray Beesley was the “real” Santa to thousands of children, soothing their fears and drawing them in with a soft voice and warm smile. After he passed away on December 2, his family founded Ray’s Christmas Miracles, a fund to provide holiday joy to children in need.

$25,778 raised by 632 people in 12 days

Annandale, NJ

Just two years ago, Leanne Lauricella was a full-time event planner in NYC. Now she runs Goats of Anarchy, a rescue organization that’s become so successful that she’s now raising funds for a second location. One of Leanne’s rescues recently became an internet sensation with her duck costume that soothed her anxiety.

$3,973 raised by 114 people in 1 day

New York, NY

The Rakes Report, a podcast about Notre Dame football, put it this way: “After we spent most of the 2016 football season feeling Bad, it seemed wise to be proactive this Christmas season with doing some Good. Since we don't have to worry about paying for things like bowl tickets, let's put those unallocated funds to use with helping some people.” This GoFundMe is raising money for a homeless shelter in South Bend, Indiana.


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