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Red Sox Fans Cover Cost of Flipped Car
November 7, 2013
During the Red Sox World Series celebration, an unruly mob broke out and flipped over Chad’s car. Luckily, other Sox fans have come together to help pay for the damages.
BROOKLINE, MA
Accidents & Emergencies
Neighbors Rally to Fix Flipped Car
Chad’s car was flipped over during the Red Sox World Series celebration. The Boston community has already raised more than enough money to cover the damages.

$3,570 raised by 243 donors in 6 days

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STEVENSVILLE, MD
Medical, Illness & Healing
Hope for Sweet Addy
When Addy was born with Spina Bifida, the O’Donnell family’s lives changed forever. Now, with the help of the Chive nation, their lives are about to be changed once again.

$57,350 raised by 1,858 donors in 14 days

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Milton, ON
Medical, Illness & Healing
Kimm’s Life-Saving Treatment
When Kimm’s insurance company denied payment for a life-saving treatment, she set up a GoFundMe page. She has already raised enough money for 10 months of treatment.

$90,661 raised by 1,513 donors in 18 days

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BRAINERD, MN
Missions, Faith & Church
Paper Airplane Fundraiser for Peru
Alex is selling paper airplanes to raise money for his family’s medical mission trip to Peru. At 10 cents each, it’s an amazing deal! Unfortunately, shipping is not included.       

$1,046 raised by 29 donors in 4 days

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CHICAGO, IL
Business & Entrepreneurs
Civil Rights Tour App
The Freedom Lifted app lets users create customized tours of important sites of the Civil Rights Movement. Check out the great reward levels offered on the page.

$7,806 raised by 122 donors in 3 months

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LEWIS, IN
Business & Entrepreneurs
Growing The Range
Range Time teaches safe and effective use of firearms and tactics for self-defense. They are looking to grow their business and YouTube channel through this campaign.

$3,720 raised by 154 donors in 12 days

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Student Crowdfunds College Semester
October 30, 2013
After Alexis discovered that her financial aid package fell short of next semester’s tuition fees, she raised over $8k from friends, family, and even her high school classmates.
BOSTON, MA
Education, Schools & Learning
Help Alexis Stay in School!
After sharing her story on GoFundMe, Alexis was able to raise more than enough money to cover next semester’s tuition. 

$8,025 raised by 180 donors in 11 days

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WALNUT CREEK, CA
Medical, Illness & Healing
Maggie’s Miracle Transplant Fund
Maggie was officially placed on the lung transplant list on Oct. 16th and could receive a phone call at any time. This page has been set up to help fund this miracle.

$28,640 raised by 176 donors in 12 days

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FLORENCE, AL
Dreams, Hopes & Wishes
Cohen’s Special Needs iPad
Cohen was born with a brain abnormality called agenesis. His mom wants to get him an iPad so he can further develop his counting and reading abilities.

$500 raised by 16 donors in 20 days

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CHICAGO, IL
Weddings & Honeymoons
David & Amanda’s Dream Wedding
David and Amanda have been together for 6 years. Their friends are raising money to give them the wedding of their dreams!

$4,292 raised by 46 donors in 14 days

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
Competitions & Pageants
America’s Musketeer
Al Underwood is a national mustache champion and is looking to take home a world title by competing in this year’s World Beard and Mustache Championships.

$2,090 raised by 58 donors in 2 months

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STOCKTON, CA
Sports, Teams & Clubs
Help GodzElla Get To Nationals
Ella, better known in the roller derby community as I.M.GodzElla #96, is raising money so she can attend the national championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

$630 raised by 18 donors in 2 months

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Shutdown, But Not Out
October 16, 2013
Not even a government shutdown can stop these resilient GoFundMe users. Check out the creative ways they’re accomplishing their goals despite the gridlock in Washington.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Weddings & Honeymoons
Honeymoon Crisis Averted
The national park that Kitty and Ben planned to visit is closed. So their friends raised money to send them on a better honeymoon.

$1,250 raised by 19 donors in 14 days

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APO, AP
Animals & Pets
Operation Get Great Dane Home
This military family is ready to return home from Korea, but not without Maddie. Money is tight because of the shutdown.

$3,045 raised by 35 donors in 6 days

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WOODBRIDGE, VA
Accidents & Emergencies
Furloughed Family
The Fannings have both been furloughed. They’re reaching out to friends so they can stay on their feet during these tough times.       

$1,200 raised by 6 donors in 14 days

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Celebrations & Special Events
Motivating the Teen Spirit
This organization has prevented over 3,000 teen suicides, but they’ve lost their sponsors due to the shutdown. Watch the touching video to see their work in action.

$3,500 raised by 70 donors in 10 days

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Education, Schools & Learning
G.I. Bill Benefits Delayed
Russell is using the G.I. Bill to become an electrical engineer. Unfortunately, his school hasn’t received his tuition payment yet.

$525 raised by 13 donors in 5 days

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Survivor Inspires Thousands
October 10, 2013
After she was featured by TheChive, Melissa Smith’s story inspired 10,000 donors to give $330k in less than 24 hours. Melissa can now purchase a wheelchair-accessible home.
ANNAPOLIS, MD
Medical, Illness & Healing
Hope For a Home
See the Smith family’s reaction to the overwhelming support by reading the update messages on their page.

$330,159 raised by 10,060 donors in 2 days

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STAFFORD, VA
Celebrations & Special Events
Mission – Make a Girl Smile
Shannon is currently in Guatemala on a mission trip. She is putting together a day full of laughs and smiles at Chuck-E-Cheese for the local girls she has been working with.

$616 raised by 18 donors in 5 days

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GREENBELT, MD
Competitions & Pageants
Miss Wheelchair Maryland
The Miss Wheelchair Maryland pageant honors the contestant who will do the most to represent the disabled community. Carolyn hopes to be this year’s winner.

$275 raised by 12 donors in 7 days

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
Non-Profits & Charities
Half Marathon for Autism
Jeanine is running her first half marathon this Saturday. She’s asking her friends and family to honor her achievement by making a donation to the Autism Speaks organization.       

$706 raised by 15 donors in 27 days

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GRAYSON, GA
Community & Neighbors
Eagle Scout Project for Veterans
The families of many veterans are unable to purchase burial flag display cases to honor their loved ones. Julian is building 20 cases to donate to his community.       

$1,345 raised by 29 donors in 27 days

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UPLAND, CA
Business & Entrepreneurs
MakeMeOver Studios
Ebony is about to launch the business she has been dreaming about for 7 years: a full service salon studio specializing in the ethnic diversity of beauty.       

$1,683 raised by 67 donors in 2 months

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FAIRFIELD, CA
Animals & Pets
Chairs for Dogs
A Bailey chair is a specially designed chair that allows dogs with Megaesophagus to sit upright. Check out the great videos!

$20,855 raised by 182 donors in 5 months

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PHOENIXVILLE, PA
Medical, Illness & Healing
Team Helmetstrong
A self-administered haircut led to Carl’s friends nicknaming him Helmet. Now those same friends are raising money for Carl so he can win his battle with cancer.

$24,742 raised by 524 donors in 9 days

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NOLENSVILLE, TN
Babies, Kids & Family
The Cost of Adoption
The Strachan family is getting ready to adopt another baby boy. They’re raising money to help cover the enormous costs.

$1,815 raised by 16 donors in 1 month

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GROVELAND, CA
Education, Schools & Learning
Small Town Girl With Big Dreams
Sam has been working and going to school full-time to complete her nursing degree, but she is having trouble coming up with enough money to cover her tuition.

$1,520 raised by 40 donors in 14 days

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BRADENTON, FL
Sports, Teams & Clubs
Soccer in Spain
Troy has been given the opportunity to train with Valencia, a professional soccer team in Spain. The money raised will get him one step closer to his dream.

$1,875 raised by 27 donors in 6 days

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Internet Rallies for Wounded Vet
October 3, 2013
Sean Pesce was shot 13 times in Afghanistan, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Over $50K has already been raised to help make his family’s house wheelchair accessible.
WEST HAVEN, CT
Medical, Illness & Healing
Afghanistan Vet Raises $50K
Thanks to hundreds of generous donations, Sean’s home will be wheelchair accessible when he returns to his family this month.

$51,865 raised by 1,164 donors in 1 month

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BEAVERTON, OR
Babies, Kids & Family
The Miracle Baby
Liz and Dan have turned to IVF to help realize their dream of having a child. They set up this page to help fund the costs involved.

$6,138 raised by 179 donors in 28 days

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BRAY, OK
Sports, Teams & Clubs
Foosball World Championships
Elizabeth and her team are raising money to represent the United States in the World Cup of Table Soccer in January 2014.

$4,090 raised by 58 donors in 1 month

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SAINT LOUIS, MO
Medical, Illness & Healing
Healing and Support
Kay was recently diagnosed with cancer and has vowed to fight. Her friends and family have already contributed over $20K to help.

$20,085 raised by 160 donors in 5 days

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FARMINGTON, CT
Volunteer & Service
Dental Care For Everyone
Melissa and her classmates take part in volunteer efforts every year to provide free dental care to underserved communities.

$1,951 raised by 26 donors in 16 days

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Over $140k Raised for Good Deed
September 25, 2013
In an inspirational act of honesty, Boston homeless man Glen James returned a backpack containing over $40K to local police. Now, over $140K has been raised for him in return.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Community & Neighbors
Boston Homeless Man Reward
Glen James is being hailed as a hero. After being homeless for years, over $140K has already been raised to provide him with a second chance at life.

$143,427 raised by 5,797 donors in 8 days

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TUALATIN, OR
Colorado Flood Recovery
Colorado Flood Recovery
Sean McCroskey’s family home was destroyed by the flooding. When his co-worker heard the news, he set up this fundraiser for him.

$91,185 raised by 838 donors in 8 days

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BOKEELIA, FL
Colorado Flood Recovery
Jenna’s Family Fund
The entire town of Lyons, CO has been shut down indefinitely. Robin Lilly created this fundraiser for her friend Jenna so she can focus on rebuilding her life and business.       

$8,205 raised by 73 donors in 8 days

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DENVER, CO
Colorado Flood Recovery
Jonathan, Cailey & The Doggie Depot
Jonathan and Cailey lost their home as well as their dog daycare business in the flooding that hit Colorado. Like many families in the area, they did not have flood insurance. 

$8,435 raised by 80 donors in 8 days

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LYONS, CO
Colorado Flood Recovery
The Applesong School
When Ms. Kai’s school was destroyed, she set up this fundraiser so their new building could be opened as soon as possible.

$9,964 raised by 88 donors in 10 days

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Florida to NYC on a Jet Ski

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Florida to NYC on a Jet Ski
September 11, 2013
Today a brave group of veterans will arrive in New York City, the last stop on a 1,600 mile jet ski journey to honor the fallen and raise money for charities who serve combat veterans.

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MURRIETA, CA
Travel & Adventure
The Never Quit Challenge
Check out the page to track the soldiers’ progress via satellite, and to see the awesome rewards theyre offering donors.

$12,660 raised by 61 donors in 3 months

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SACRAMENTO, CA
Education, Schools & Learning
Rose’s Wish
Heidi and her husband Kent have 3 orphaned godsons in Kenya. They’ve been supporting the boys on their own for years, but now the cost of college is looming.

$8,968 raised by 87 donors in 23 days

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BEAUFORT, SC
Medical, Illness & Healing
Help Joy Fight Cancer
Joy’s doctors discovered that she had brain tumors on August 17th. Since then there has been a tremendous outpouring of support from her community.

$17,350 raised by 133 donors in 5 days

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PITTSBURGH, PA
Travel & Adventure
Doggy Paddle
Ian Davis will be fulfilling a lifelong dream by paddling 1,000 miles down the Ohio River. He won’t be alone though – his dog Gracie will be by his side the whole time.

$4,252 raised by 50 donors in 4 months

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HAMPTON, VA
Business & Entrepreneurs
The Joi of Doing Good
Joi Pearson is opening up her own pay-it-forward photography studio. For every client who buys a photo she’ll give free services to single moms and veterans. 

$30,810 raised by 91 donors in 2 months

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Grandpa’s Fenway Wish Comes True

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Sep

04

Grandpa’s Fenway Wish Comes True
September 4, 2013
Angela Sigman wanted her 87-year-old grandpa to see his beloved Red Sox play one last time. Supporters loved their story and now her grandfather will get to fulfill his dream.
PALM BAY, FL
Dreams, Hopes & Wishes
Send Grandpa to Fenway
Allan Munroe has dreamed for 50 years of seeing the Red Sox play at Fenway again. Now, because of the help of so many, he will get to realize his dream.

$5,135 raised by 118 donors in 1 month

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
Medical, Illness & Healing
Double Lung Transplant for Kaelyn
Kaelyn Thompson was 19 months old when she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. She has lived a full life thus far, but is now in dire need of a double-lung transplant.

$11,240 raised by 50 donors in 9 days

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AUSTIN, TX
Medical, Illness & Healing
Get Grace to the Big Race
Grace’s parents are raising money for a customized push chair so she can continue to pursue her love of running.

$4,510 raised by 58 donors in 2 days

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CONCORD, CA
Medical, Illness & Healing
New Mother Fights Breast Cancer
Lisa recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl but during her pregnancy, doctors discovered she had breast cancer.       

$5,235 raised by 88 donors in 3 months

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PARAMUS, NJ
Animals & Pets
Save Rocky Balboa, the Dog
When her dog was hit by a car and suffered multiple life-threatening injuries, Monique refused to give up on him.       

$2,995 raised by 105 donors in 7 days

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Hero Stops School Shooting
August 28, 2013
When a gunman entered her school armed with an AK-47 and 500 rounds, Antoinette Tuff faced the threat with compassion and patience, saving numerous lives in the process.
DECATUR, GA
Community & Neighbors
Antoinette Tuff
Armed with nothing but her compassion, composure, and the help of a 911 operator, Antoinette Tuff was able to convince a gunman to surrender to police.      

$102,298 raised by 2,076 donors in 5 days

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WALLER, TX
Medical, Illness & Healing
Fight for Navy Seal Elliott Miller
This page, set up by Lone Survivor author and Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, is raising funds for a fellow Navy Seal’s recovery after being gravely injured by an IED.

$63,845 raised by 538 donors in 8 days

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MATTAWAN, MI
Accidents & Emergencies
Ross Home Rescue Crew
Facing the loss of their home due to unemployment and the medical care of their daughter, the Ross family has seen an incredible amount of community support.

$19,181 raised by 128 donors in 11 days

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PASADENA, CA
Animals & Pets
The Downtown Dog Rescue Kennel
Lori Weiss is raising funds to purchase a new building so the dogs her charity looks after are guaranteed a place to stay while they await adoption into a loving family.

$370,025 raised by 532 donors in 1 month

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Facebook Hacker Gets $12,000 Reward

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Aug

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Facebook Hacker Gets $12,000 Reward
August 22, 2013
GoFundMe is home to some of the most interesting stories on the Internet – like the hacker who exposed a serious Facebook security flaw by breaking into Mark Zuckerberg’s account.
ALISO VIEJO, CA
Volunteer & Service
The Man Who Hacked Zuckerberg
Khalil Shreateh tried to warn Facebook about a serious security flaw but when they wouldn’t listen, he took matters into his own hands and hacked Mark Zuckerberg’s account.       
$12,163 raised by 258 donors in 2 days
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BLANCHARD, OK
Funerals, Memorials & Tributes
Christopher Lane Fund
Police say Christopher was shot and killed by a group of “bored” teenagers in Oklahoma. The money raised will be used to establish a foundation in Christopher’s name.

$98,398 raised by 2,532 donors in 2 days

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SAINT LOUIS, MO
Medical, Illness & Healing
The Roadside Miracle
The story of a mystery priest who prayed with Katie Lentz after she sustained several life-threatening injuries has captivated millions of Americans.Read more here.

$1,245 raised by 5 donors in 4 days

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