Trending on GoFundMe: Western Pennsylvania Golf Instructor to Compete in the Assistant PGA Championship After Successful GoFundMe CampaignGolf instructor Shawn McCall, of the Cranberry Highlands Golf Club, decided to try his hand on the PGA circuit last year. After winning several tournaments, McCall qualified for the PGA Assistant Championship. Although the competition is prestigious, competitors must pay their own way, so McCall’s golf community rallied around him.
Trending on GoFundMe: Literary Community Supports “Largehearted Boy,” YouTube Star Helps UPS Driver, High School Students Restore Vandalized Historic Schoolhouse, and MoreThis is the latest edition of Trending on GoFundMe, a weekly round-up of what’s new on the world’s largest fundraising platform. If anything catches your eye, please don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information or interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trending on GoFundMe: Wisconsin Beekeepers Fundraise for Beekeeping Supplies for Nicaraguan OrphanageThe Nicaraguan Bee Project, based in Portage, Wisconsin, is fundraising to help provide beekeeper starter kits to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters) Orphanage in Nandaime, Nicaragua. Each kit costs about $150, and just two bee colonies can double the annual income of people in rural Nicaragua by providing honey to sell.
New on GoFundMe: Benicia PD and Police Officers’ Association Help Vallejo Teen Make Dream a RealityThe Benicia Police Department noticed 18-year-old Jourdan Duncan walking alone late at night and learned that he has to walk 2 hours each way to and from work. Touched by his drive and determination, the Benicia Police Officers’ Association bought Duncan a bike. Now, they have gone a step further and created a GoFundMe campaign so he can get closer to achieving his goals.
GoFundMe Launches First and Only Guarantee in IndustryGoFundMe today announced the launch of the GoFundMe Guarantee, the first and only guarantee for crowdfunding. The GoFundMe Guarantee adds unprecedented security to all stages of the giving experience. Donors will now be protected by a refund policy in the very rare cases of campaign misuse, and funds raised by GoFundMe campaigns are guaranteed to go to the right person, ensuring donors’ intentions are honored and the recipient gets the help they need.
Trending on GoFundMe:Viral Campaign Organizer Raises $14k for “Can Man,” Scholarship Fund in Memory of NFL Coach, Community Replaces Conversion Van for Disabled College Student, A Dog Named Bacon Is Saved from Detroit Streets, and MoreThe latest edition of Trending on GoFundMe, a weekly round-up of what’s new on the world’s largest fundraising platform. For additional information or interviews contact: email@example.com.
GoFundMe Alabama: Alabamians Create Over 30,000 GoFundMe Campaigns, Raise $23.5 MillionGoFundMe, the world’s largest fundraising platform, today released new data highlighting the giving community in Alabama. People in Alabama have started over 30,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $23.5 million from over 370,000 total donations.
GoFundMe to Award $100,000 in College ScholarshipsGoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, today announced the GoFundMe Scholarship, which will give away $100,000 toward college tuition. Ten college or postgraduate students will be awarded $10,000 each to help pay for their education.
Trending Campaigns on GoFundMe: Teacher Raises Money for Student After Mother’s Death, Rockies Fans Support Beloved Beer Vendor, A Community Supports Their Elderly Ice Cream Man, 9-Year-Old Fights Bullying, and MoreThe latest edition of Trending on GoFundMe, a weekly round-up of what’s new on the world’s largest fundraising platform. This week, stories that focus on education, sports, community, and more. For additional information or interviews, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GoFundMe Nebraska: Nebraskans Create Over 10,000 GoFundMe Campaigns, Raise $9.7 MillionGoFundMe, the world’s largest fundraising platform, today released new data highlighting the giving community in Nebraska. Nebraskans have started over 10,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $9.71 million from nearly 148,000 total donations.
Trending on GoFundMe: Kevin Upshur Turns Bar into Learning Center for Philadelphia YouthKevin Upshur is raising money to expand his youth center in Northern Philadelphia. Upshur’s center provides a library, computers, healthy meals, and after school activities for young men and women in the Strawberry Mansion community. Upshur started a GoFundMe campaign and hopes to raise $20,000 to provide more space for his young people to keep learning.
With $2.3 Million Raised So Far, GoFundMe Giving Community Supports Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness DayToday, GoFundMe announced that over 780 GoFundMe campaigns have raised $2.3 million to support causes related to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder that affects 1 out of 3,500 boys and causes progressive muscle degeneration, weakness, and lowered life expectancy.
GoFundMe Wisconsin: Wisconsinites Create Nearly 30,000 GoFundMe Campaigns, Raise $30.5 MillionGoFundMe, the world’s largest fundraising platform, today released new data highlighting the giving community in Wisconsin. Since 2010, Wisconsinites have started nearly 30,000 GoFundMe campaigns, raising $30.5 million from 470,000 total donations.
Trending on GoFundMe: Retired NYC Teacher Raises Money for Prosthetic Legs for Adopted SonIn July, Christian underwent a double leg amputation so that he could be fitted with prosthetic legs. Laura’s health insurance only covers the cost of one microprocessor prosthetic leg, so she created a GoFundMe campaign for the additional expenses to help Christian walk. The campaign has already raised over $10,000.
New on GoFundMe: Childhelp, Phoenix Fire Department, and Phoenix Police Department Join Together for Superhero SeptemberChildhelp, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for their Superhero September event in partnership with the Phoenix Fire and Police Departments.
Trending on GoFundMe: Madison Community Raises Over $13,000 for Mother Fool’s CoffeehouseMother Fool’s Coffeehouse, a Madison institution, is raising money after a car crash damaged part of its interior. Stephanie Rearick, owner of the coffeehouse, started a GoFundMe campaign to help rebuild and support her staff while it is closed. In just two short days, over 360 people, from fellow business owners to patrons, have raised $13,000 to help reopen the coffeehouse.
New on GoFundMe: Local Radio Celebrity to Ride Timberhawk Rollercoaster for Nine Straight Hours to Support Seattle Children’s HospitalBender Cunningham, of the KISS-FM radio show Bender & Molly in the Morning, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. On Sunday, August 28, Cunningham will be riding the Timberhawk rollercoaster for 9 straight hours to raise awareness for the campaign.
Trending on GoFundMe: Charleston Community Rallies Around Local Journalist to Upgrade His Video EquipmentWashington was recently profiled in a Charleston City Paper story, and after the story ran, community member Sydney Brant started a GoFundMe campaign on his behalf so that he could upgrade his equipment. In just two weeks, the campaign raised $3,050, over twice the original $1,500 goal.
New on GoFundMe: A Community Is Rallying to Preserve a Living Piece of Texas HistoryTwin Sisters Dance Hall, one of the oldest in Texas, has been around since the 1870s and and is in need of a new roof. Blanco resident Jo Nell Haas has launched a GoFundMe campaign to replace the leaking, 90-year-old roof so the music and merriment can go on.
GoFundMe Kicks Off Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns and a $10,000 Grand Prize to Most Successful CampaignFrom August 17 to September 16, any GoFundMe campaign started for or by a K-12 teacher that raises $250 or more, from at least 5 donors, will receive a $50 donation from GoFundMe. In addition, the education campaign that raises the most money during that time will receive a $10,000 donation to the teacher’s school. Campaigns must include the #GFMtoSchool hashtag to qualify.
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