"We’re so grateful for YouCaring. It’s a platform that’s free and makes it easy to share our story. It’s difficult to share your hardship, but YouCaring makes it easier to talk about it and explain your needs. I encourage everyone who is going through some kind of challenge or hardship in their life to consider using YouCaring."
We are SO appreciative of YouCaring for their help fundraising for our dear friends the Zuvela's.
When I researched sites for fundraisers, we decided on YouCaring because their fees are much lower than other sites. They simply charge the credit card fees and nothing above that! Their customer service has been excellent as well. I have used the live chat multiple times. We're well on our way to our fundraising goal now!
Steve, who lost the use of his legs in an accident over 30 years ago, has recently suffered a major injury to his left arm while doing a routine transfer from his wheelchair to his vehicle. He came through surgery well, but he must not use his left arm at all for 6 to 8 weeks. In order for him to function, he will need nursing care for a portion of each day for the duration of his recovery time and into the rehabilitation period.
After much research and searching, the family has decided to bring him home for the rest time of 6 to 8 weeks. They have hired a home health care agency who will be able to provide this care and will have all the medical equipment delivered, including an electric lift, hospital bed and high-end air mattress, commode/shower chair. The nursing portion of this alone is $1300/week—and it is self-pay. Insurance may cover some of the medical equipment.
Steve was recently discharged from the hospital and is now home. Once his left arm is ready to rehab, Steve will be assessed to see if the therapy will take place in a Transitional Care Unit, or if he’ll be able to do it at home.
Our fundraiser is helping Steve to regain his independence by supporting him as the family’s financial burdens include major bathroom renovation project, medical equipment for his home, self-pay medical/nursing expenses, and a new vehicle with a ramp to eliminate the painful, debilitating transfers.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to the YouCaring team for your much-needed service and assistance with the Zuvela's fundraiser website!
~Kristin, Steve, and Carol
My brother in law just passed away on January 4th, 2017. He was only 34 and left behind 4 young, beautiful children. Myself and everyone who knew him are extremely heartbroken. I started a YouCaring fundraiser for his 4 children. I want to help save for their future..... Since their father won't be able to help them do so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
YouCaring has given us one place to share our international adoption journey with so many people. The fundraiser is simple to manage, personalized for your needs and helps create momentum for your cause. Great resource!
YouCaring was so helpful for my grandchildren when their father died young from cancer. His son was only 14 and his daughter 12. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for these two very deserving young people. They are both excellent students, well-rounded, and will make the most of whatever educational opportunities are available to them. Our supporters are providing their link to a successful life. Thank you, YouCaring.
Our Kenneth Webster nursing care fund was the greatest help to us at such low point after my husband's paralysis became worse from his brain cancer. It was bad enough loosing his income but the cost of nursing home was beyond belief. Youcaring.com was far better than any other crowdfunding platform because they don't keep nearly as much as their competitor GoFundMe (which keeps 5%) keep that in mind.
I went from GoFundMe to YouCaring for obvious reasons. YouCaring doesn't take money from your account like other crowdfunding sites do. I am amazed. I went from the other site to YouCaring and had some donations come in the next day! It all has to do with how you advertise too. And how often.
We couldn’t be happier that we chose YouCaring as the platform for the Team Emma Rose Benefit Fund. The site was quick to set up, easy to use, and there are no costs involved which allows Emma to keep all of the donations given to her. Emma’s family is overwhelmed by the tremendous financial support they have received in the first few days of this fundraiser. This is primarily because of how easy YouCaring makes it to share Emma’s story. Emma was originally diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago and she has been giving back to her fellow childhood cancer patients for the past 4+ years. She is also a nursing student with a goal of working alongside the nurses who saved her life. Two days after Christmas, she found out her cancer returned putting all her dreams on hold. The financial toll will be great and her family deeply appreciates all the support they have received from family, friends, and strangers alike. Thank you YouCaring for making this support possible.
YouCaring has been amazing. I never imagined we would get the response we have gotten, and are still getting from donors. We are 1/2 way to our goal in less than a month. YouCaring has provided great service. Everything is set up perfectly, very user friendly and very reasonable percentage fees. They check in with you regularly, make sure all is going well, are available to answer questions and help. Never having done this before, I would highly recommend their services. Thank you, YouCaring.
Without YouCaring we would not be where we are today! This site has been wonderful and we have never had a problem using it! I love the update feature and all the options with how we can get the money. It has been wonderful for our family as we go through this second cancer battle.
PS we did use this when my hubby was going through the first battle too and I must say that it has gotten even smoother and easier to work with!