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Stanislawa dabrowski (soup kitchen)

Donors are giving back to help this elderly woman who devotes her time to feeding the homeless.

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Get Little Miss Flint to the DC

At just 9 years old, Mari has been one of the biggest advocates for the people of Flint during water crisis. Now she needs help getting to D.C. to make an even bigger impact.

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Help South Greenville Elementary!

Mr. Bonner is an inspiring second grade teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where a majority of students have difficult home lives and many are homeless. When Ellen heard about how Mr. Bonner’s unique, rap-filled teaching methods encourage students to go above and beyond, she couldn’t wait to meet him — and give his school a spectacular surprise! You can help him reach his goal too, by donating below.

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Save Ron Finley’s Gangsta Garden

This “Gangsta Gardener” is on a mission to ignite a worldwide food revolution because he believes gardens can be solutions to inner city health problems, gang violence, and poverty.

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AA Pilots Doing The Right Thing

After an airport shuttle driver was impaled while driving, a brave @American Airlines pilot jumped into action and saved the day. Donate now to help with the many unexpected medical costs.

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Keep Carrie in Her Current Home

This 108-year-old has outlived her entire life savings, so donors have raised thousands for the in-home care she needs.

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Get Bo to America

James and his fellow Marines don’t want to return home without their favorite kitty by their side—so they are fundraising to bring her home from deployment.

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GoFundMe Acquires CrowdRise to Expand into All Areas of Online Giving

Redwood City, CA — GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, today announced that it had acquired CrowdRise, the leading online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits.

“There is a perfect synergy between GoFundMe’s brand of person to person social fundraising and CrowdRise’s expertise in fundraising for charities through peer-to-peer, race events and corporate campaigns,” said GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon. “GoFundMe aims to be the giving layer of the Internet. By joining forces with CrowdRise, we can offer both people and organizations the right fundraising strategy for any sort of cause they care passionately about.”

Going forward, CrowdRise will focus on fundraising for charity and fundraising for individuals will be directed to GoFundMe. CrowdRise will remain the same brand its users and partners love and trust, and continue to deliver its unique blend of services to its customers.

​”Our entire team at CrowdRise is incredibly excited to be a part of the GoFundMe revolution because we authentically share their vision,” said ​Robert Wolfe, CEO of CrowdRise. “We really believe that this combination is going to comprehensively rewrite the way the people take care of each other and act on their desires to make the world a better place. The scale of what we can do together is truly awesome.”

“From our first conversations, I knew CrowdRise and GoFundMe would be a natural combination,” said CrowdRise Founder Edward Norton. “We share the same conviction that there needs to be a platform specific to people’s passion to support causes just as much as there are platforms for their social lives, their business lives, and anything else. GoFundMe has built one of the most powerful tools for social good ever and we are so psyched to join forces with them.”

Since it was launched in 2010, more than $3 billion has been raised on GoFundMe from our community of more than 25 million donors. To date, there have been more than 2 million campaigns on GoFundMe.

CrowdRise was founded in 2010 by actor/activist Edward Norton, producer/activist
Shauna Robertson, and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe. They have over 1 million members and 20,000 charities on the platform and CrowdRise’s campaigns have raised over $500 million for non-profit organizations.

In addition to supporting people’s individual campaigns for nonprofits, CrowdRise is the fundraising platform for many of the top endurance events in the country, including the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Ironman and Tough Mudder, along with thousands of small and medium size events.

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The Perfect Match

It was an extra special milestone for this couple when Cindy was given a life-saving gift from her loving husband — a new kidney.

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Bill Needs a Lift

After a tragic car accident 33 years ago, Bill has been paralyzed from the chest down since. His mobility has continued to worsen, and your support will help Bill’s family renovate their home to make it more wheelchair friendly.

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