Facebook’s Gunning for GoFundMe With Expanded Fundraising Tool

Facebook recently shored up its crowdfunding tool to include community donors and sports teams, thereby posing a real challenge to GoFundMe. The company introduced the tool last March, allowing individuals to donate money for public emergencies, natural disasters, medical bills, education,…

Fat Guy Across America Hits $12K, Loses 70 LBS.

Fat Guy Across America, Eric Hites, has now raised $12,652 on GoFundMe.com/FatGuy2015. He’s also got his wife back who is now riding with him and he’s lost over 70 pounds and apparently is inspiring people around the world. Eric has…

Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift holds all the power, forcing tech companies to change their policies left and right. A very generous pledge to a GoFundMe campaign has forced the company to change its donation policies. Earlier this week, Taylor Swift donated $50,000…

Rachael Farrokh: 40 Pound Anorexic Woman Makes Plea For Help On Crowdfunding Site

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, indiegogo and GoFundMe have seen their share of people asking support for their latest movies, inventions or what not. But Rachael Farrokh’s crowdfunding page is asking for something more, it’s asking for help in saving her…

Jessica Chambers: Scammers Move In to Make Money Off Burned Girl’s Memory

Jessica Chambers has lots of people who remember her, and hundreds more who want to help find out who killed her. Support for the family has been steady and deep. But some people want to use the death of Jessica…

Anna Cardwell Launches GoFundMe Campaign, Deletes It

Anna Cardwell, of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo infamy, recently launched a vague $20,000 GoFundMe campaign, which she has since taken down. Cardwell’s GoFundMe page presently seems to be missing key information after her cancelling of it, but the page…

Teen Driver in Deadly Crash Will Not be Cited

A Texas teen who was issued a careless driving citation after wreck that killed five of his family members will not face charges, prosecutors said Monday. The crash crash occurred on a Louisiana interstate, as the family was travelling to…

Actor Found on Fire Atop Train Dies of Injuries

After a commuter train travelling from Connecticut bound for New York City lost power early Sunday, transit authorities found a young actor and model on fire atop one of the cars. The 21-year-old later died from severe burns. In a…

Weight Loss Surgery Now Possible for Alexis Shapiro,Thanks to Crowdfunding

At the age of 10, Alexis Shapiro developed  a craniopharyngioma. A craniopharyngioma is a rare benign brain tumor that affects about 1 in every million child a year. Luckily Alexis was able to undergo surgery to remove the tumor. However, she…

Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal

Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her…