"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."
I just wanted to thank YouCaring for providing this wonderful platform for fundraising. My cousin Mary Kathleen lost both her parents last month in a tragic, unexpected accident. As the word spread, so did the donations and notes of love and encouragement. To date, the site has been mentioned almost 800 times in social media and raised over $19K through the platform. Not only did that enable such a large fundraising, but also provided a lasting place for M-K to see that she is loved and even though she has lost her parents, she is part of a community that cares deeply about her. I believe the awareness it brought to the situation may have had a halo effect. Yesterday, the family learned of an anonymous donation made to cover the rest of Mary Kathleen's private school education cost. So you can see the power of this platform made a real difference in M-K's life.
When there's a bad accident and emergency healthcare comes into play, the patient and close relatives only want to be thinking about healing, not about their healthcare costs. I used YouCaring because more of every dollar goes to the actual patient than the other funding websites and that's what's important right now as we fundraise.
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
It was a humbling experience when we first found out that I was ineligible for any form of loan and that I would not be able to increase my earning potential until next year in order to help pay for school. It has been a great lesson in learning to receive and ask for help. YouCaring has provided an immensely supportive platform for me to interact with our network of support while balancing a very full schedule. I appreciate that there aren't additional fees along the way and that funds are available on a regular basis, rather than being gone if a goal is not fully met. Thank you, YouCaring, for creating a supportive and compassionate platform to change people's lives.
My experience with YouCaring has been amazing. Not only have I been able to raise money for my breast cancer treatment without them charging any fees, but last month their storyteller Svetlana came out and personally meet me in order too capture my story and then make a beautiful video that I just loaded to my fundraiser! I'm so grateful! Please watch it and share! Every time you share, it helps me greatly, so thank you for all your support in advance.
When my friend unexpectedly lost her son I knew right away that I wanted to start a memorial fund for her and her family for the funeral costs. Upon comparing several other crowdfunding sites and finding out the amount of money the other sites charged, it really was a no-brainer. YouCaring lets the beneficiary keep more of the money raised than the others. That was an important factor when choosing. It was also very easy to set up and share with others. Within 48 hours our fund goal was met and had over 1.1k shares! We received donations from all over the world!
When I had questions for customer service they were very quick to respond and help me out. I definitely would recommend this company over the others! Thanks, YouCaring for your services. You've definitely made it easy to help my friend during this hard time.
We are so thankful for the YouCaring fundraising site! We appreciate having a platform to raise funds for our daughter's medical treatment that does not charge fees. The site is user friendly and we like the ease with which we can send our supporters a Thank You E-mail.
Our 8 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with DIPG brain cancer. We are so thankful to all who have supported Team Julianna!
The North Bay fires that occurred in October 2017 (wine country) were such a tragedy and I needed to act quickly to get some help to my Aunt as she was one of the people to lose their home in the fire. So thankful that YouCaring was an available platform to do some quick fundraising. It was also a very easy process which I was grateful for in light of the complexity and sadness of the situation at hand. This allowed us to focus on providing other needs as the fundraising was so successfully happening in the background. The service is also free which was a big plus. Thanks to YouCaring for all you do!!
We can't thank YouCaring enough for helping us fund our dream. Our dream and fundraising adventure wouldn't be the same without YouCaring's support. It's been a true humbling experience asking others to fund our dream family and YouCaring is helping that dream come to life with their free fundraising platform.