When I learned that my brother was in need of a double lung transplant to survive, I was in shock. I knew that his breathing was labored but until the doctor said, "You need to be on a transplant list," I didn't understand the seriousness of his condition.
That is when I immediately got to work thinking of every possible way that I could help him. I realized that while getting a transplant itself was fear producing or of equal importance was how would he, his wife, and children survive during his recovery. With a high health insurance deductible and an inability to work during recovery their finances would be stretched thin. Honestly I could see potential bankruptcy. So I researched various fund raising websites and found YouCaring. It is an easy to use site with good interface with Facebook and other social media. I posted my appeal on my Facebook site and my family reposted. We were able to raise thousands of dollars. This helped my brother to focus on his health and not worry himself to death about finances. YouCaring was a godsend for us and ultimately for him.
After adopting siblings Ada & Jackson from the Democratic Republic of Congo and finally bringing them home in 2015, we were shocked to find out they had two siblings still in DRC. We wanted to say yes to bringing them home to us and uniting all four siblings but we were in no way financially able to fund another adoption so soon. After deep consideration and prayer, we knew we HAD to say yes and that we would trust that the funds would come in. We decided to use YouCaring and since launching our page in early October we have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends, family and complete strangers. YouCaring has been so easy to use and a great way to stay connected to our donors. In the 90 days since launching our page, we have been blessed to have donations come in at the exact time that we need to pay a large adoption expense. So thankful for YouCaring providing such an amazing avenue for us to fundraise and unite our family!
The experience of having a loved one battle an illness can be a roller coaster of emotions and is stressful and draining. Friends, family, and loved ones have come together with this YouCaring fundraiser to make contributions and send love and support. It has been so inspiring and encouraging, and I know my friend and his family will have an easier time thanks to this fundraiser. YouCaring's interface was very easy to use, and I was able to set up the fundraiser and designate a family member as the beneficiary of the fundraiser. I also needed help at one point and had a great online chat with customer support. I highly recommend YouCaring for fundraising.
Being a small non-profit organization, every dollar truly helps. YouCaring makes fundraising easy, is completely free, with no strings attached, and even offers support when you have a question. The fundraising is quick, simple, and easy to keep track of, share, and manage. Thank you for what you do!!
We are so grateful for YouCaring! We had never used a crowdfunding site, and we decided to raise money for our embryo adoption. We chose YouCaring because they don't have any hidden fees. We are still raising money, but we would not have been able to raise as much as we have without YouCaring. They make it so easy to share on social media, and with friends and family. We would definitely recommend YouCaring to anyone!
We used YouCaring to set up a fundraiser for our dear friends and their son who is battling brain cancer. The site has been absolutely crucial and so incredibly beneficial to the efforts to help them. Our experience with YouCaring has been wonderful. It was very quick and easy to set up, and really user friendly. We love that the funds go directly to the family. Obviously, you never hope that you will need to set up a page like this for someone you love, but if you do, YouCaring is absolutely the best out there. We are so grateful and appreciative that YouCaring has made this fundraiser possible.
YouCaring has been the perfect tool to blog and fundraise for our adoption. It's been part of our journey and will always have a place in our story! I love that I can post updates whenever I want to and post it directly on my Facebook page. It's been very easy to use and we highly recommend it! Thank you!
YouCaring has provided us with a platform to help students in financial distress get money for books at two Massachusetts Community Colleges. I think the tone and heart of your company lends itself to people giving. Thank you! We look forward to growing our Turn The Page Book Fund next year with more funds and adding another community college.
When I felt led to help support an awesome service to our military veterans, YouCaring made it simple. Posting updates, pictures and progress was so easy and fun. I reached my fundraising goal in a short time, and also spread awareness of the Staff of Honor for veterans. Thank you, YouCaring!
I wanted to do something special to release a song I'd recorded about my Grandma Lillian, and YouCaring provided a safe and simple way to donate for my friends and family. Very grateful that this platform allowed me to create a beautiful tribute to my late grandmother while raising funds for breast cancer research.