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Family in need... crowd funding? Kickstarter?

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  1. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Hi,

    Some friends of friends recently had their home burn down because of an old dryer vent pipe. Long story short, they have 5 children, stay at home mom, working dad... It was a total loss, and they've lost everything other than the clothes on their back. It was an older home, and they did not have insurance.

    I'M NOT ASKING FOR MONEY

    What I am asking for, is advice.

    My initial reaction is, the internet! Crowd funding!

    What's the best site for this? Kickstarter? Is there one like it for charity? I guess you can't use kickstarter for charity?

    I'm planning on making a donation page, also.

    Please, any input/advice is appreciated.


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  2. judif414

    judif414 Regular Member

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    Try https://www.fundraise.com/, it is for charity and non profit organizations so they should without
    a doubt accept it. +3 Rep for your efforts, glad to still see people in this world that care :)
     
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  3. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I can't offer any advice because I really have no idea. However, I do hope some happiness is thrown their way and they get back on their feet. I know what living with nothing and a family to feed is like.
     
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    Have them set up a page here.. http://www.gofundme.com
    Make sure to read the page here:https://gofundme.zendesk.com/entries/22591853-How-can-I-be-considered-for-your-Search-Directory- to try and make the search directory though..
    Sorry to hear about their lost, its terrible but at least they walked away with their life. Thats about the only postive thing about the situation..
    Also yeah if your a friend start a fb page about their lost, to see if donations can be gathered, also in these situations people put together a breakfast benifit for donations also. It can be something as simple and cheap as a pancakes served..
     
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  5. GoGetRanked

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    If you do setup something please share the link
    would gladly contribute

    regards,
    ToG
     
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  6. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I'll have to get more information from them, details, pictures... and permission before I can really start something.

    Great info guys, really appreciated.
     
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    They're lucky to have a "friend of a friend" like you. Not many people give a damn.
     
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    Do let us know FG. I'm willing to contribute as well.

    I hope they get back up on their feet.
     
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    Please start an Indiegogo campaign and PM the link to me. I can make some donation as well as to rely upon to my customers, familes and friends. If you need web hosting for this campaign, I can provide it as well as a sponsor for your campaign. You do not need to place any ads in return. This is solely done to help out one in need. If you need sponsorship in giveaway for your campaign, let me know, I can sell web hosting and channel all the revenue to your campaign. I will bear the cost for this and no reimbursement required.

    How much do they require to rebuild? Usually crowd funding work for amount lesser than USD30k for such a request for help fund raising.
     
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    Please send me a PM when you set something up.
     
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  14. Furious George

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    Will probably update my signature with the link as soon as I get more information, pictures, and permission.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Let us know once you launch the campaign. I would be more than happy to donate.
     
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  16. Furious George

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    Hey everyone, just a quick update....

    There is no update.... :) In order to do this I have to get some information from the people I'm trying to help, and from what I understand they're the kind of people who do not accept help from strangers..... it might take some time, but I'll get a nice online campaign going at some point to help this family.
     
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    My neighbor just gave me 4 boxes of boys clothes size 3. The clothes are beautiful. My neighbor's daughter-in-law has expensive taste. Do they need baby clothes?
     
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  18. Furious George

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    I will ask. Thank you.
     
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    If they will accept kids clothes, I can put the word out on facebook. I have friends with kids and friends with grandchildren. I have my kids too. If they need clothes, let me know the kids ages, gender, and sizes, and I can get the clothes shipped right to them.
     
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  20. stugz

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    So what happened with this?