Category Archives: Charity

Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Grandma Strangles Bobcat; Crowdfunds Rabies Shots

Sometimes you just gotta report on the unusual. A grandmother in Georgia is crowdfunding her medical care after strangling a bobcat to death. When she went out to take a photo (of the mountain lion?), the cat, who was rabid, … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Science Crowdfunding For Research Money

It’s getting harder and harder to obtain pure science research grants. So, many scientists are turning to crowdfunding for certain projects. A study has found that junior scientists are more adept at raising crowdfunding monies than older ones due to: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Vets Mental Health

The military mentality is “Suck it up. No one cares.” Being in the service is hard, hard on the service member and hard on their families. According to The State, “Last year, 285 active duty military veterans committed suicide. While … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Death

While the government says that inflation has been quiet, the cost of death has spiked 220% since 1986. And for some families who have spent a fortune on medical care for loved ones, it’s financially impossible to pay for a … Continue reading

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