Today, we’re honored to present a very special look into how people’s lives are being changed through the kindness of crowdfunding. Our new video features YouCaring beneficiaries and organizers who share heartfelt insights from their crowdfunding success stories.
We’re deeply grateful that each person took time to talk about what online fundraising has meant to them. And by using their advice, you can become our next success story.
As the global leader in free online fundraising for personal and charitable causes, we’re humbled to see how our mission of helping people is changing lives. Our team loves making it easy for people to find help, support and encouragement in times of need. Day by day, that’s how people have raised more than $250 million to save lives, remember loved ones, recover from disasters and much, much more.
Wondering how our video can help you change someone’s life? Here are just a few words of wisdom it shares.
The Importance of Free Online Fundraising
“When strangers are sending their love and funds to help your hardship, it’s really priceless. It can change your life.”
— Anthony Carbajal, beneficiary of YouCaring fundraiser For Anthony, With Love, which has raised more than $260,000 to date for his medical expenses.
“I thought it was very important to have a site that didn’t charge fees at all. It was very easy to use. Everything was very clearly laid out. Essentially, it’s an open platform saying, ‘Here you go, tell your story, and we’re going to help you.’”
— Mad Lovers Cosplay, organizers of “Be My Puddin’!” Challenge Fundraiser, which raised more than $5,000 to support her aunt, Kathy Gregory, as she battles cancer.
Pro Tips: Start Quickly, See What Happens
“Try it. Just set it up and see what happens. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the reaction you get from family and friends.”
— Nora Purmont, beneficiary of Still Kickin This!, which raised $132,685 to support the Purmont family through her husband Aaron’s terminal illness.
“We wanted people to know about Riley. She truly was a magical girl. She wanted to impact the world. So we decided that day that we needed to set up a foundation and to do something for Riley.”
— Ian Sandler, founder of YouCaring fundraiser The Riley Sandler Memorial Foundation Inc., which raised more than $1.4 million to establish a nonprofit foundation in order to honor the memory of his daughter Riley through community programs encouraging kindness and empathy.
We hope our video inspires you to begin a free online fundraising cause for you or someone you know. To get started, Create Your Fundraiser today!
You can learn more about these and other amazing YouCaring beneficiaries by visiting our crowdfunding success stories page. To find out about more wonderful causes, follow YouCaring on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.