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Another Big Move
Mar 24, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
Chinese Grandma Who Fought Attacker Makes Another Big Move
Xiao Zhen Xie to donate nearly $1M from GoFundMe to combat anti-Asian racism
- An elderly Chinese woman who captured the nation's attention when she fought back against an attacker is drawing headlines once again. When Xiao Zhen Xie, said to be 75 or 76, was punched by a man last week as she waited to cross a San Francisco street, the grandmother...
Son of Spa
Victim: 'I Have
No Time to
Mar 22, 2021 11:18 AM CDT
Son of Spa Victim: 'I Have No Time to Grieve'
GoFundMe for Hyun Jung Grant's kids raises $2.7M after older son writes of the issues they face
- Hyun Jung Grant, 51, was one of the eight victims in last Tuesday's spa shootings in the Atlanta area. She left behind two sons, 19-year-old Eric Park and 23-year-old Randy Park, and the latter spoke to NBC News last week about the tough life she led and how hard...
Kylie Jenner's Plea for Pal's
GoFundMe Doesn't Go Over Well
Mar 22, 2021 7:28 AM CDT
Kylie Jenner's Plea for Pal's GoFundMe Doesn't Go Over Well
People wonder why someone worth $900M asking people not worth $900M to help makeup artist
- Remember when it was determined that Kylie Jenner's worth was somewhere close to $900 million ? The internet does, which is why the 23-year-old media personality is now catching heat for a public plea she made on behalf of a friend. Per
, Jenner posted an Instagram story...
Woman Sues Over Public
Flap at Starbucks
Mar 5, 2021 1:30 PM CST
Woman Sues Over Public Flap at Starbucks
Barista refused her service over mask, and someone made a GoFundMe for him
- Sometimes, public disputes over masks on social media flame out quickly. And sometimes, as in this case, they just keep escalating. In the latest development, a San Diego woman who got into a dispute with a Starbucks barista about wearing a mask is suing the creator of a GoFundMe campaign...
Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled
Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the Day
Nov 2, 2020 11:53 AM CST
Her 10-Year-Old Was Pulled Out to Sea. Kevin Saved the Day
Texas mom raises nearly $25K for wedding of man who rescued her daughter from riptide in Calif.
- Kevin Cozzi was in the right place at the right time—and a Texas mom now wants to reward him for it. Per KXXV and KFSN , Samantha Whiting was at a beach in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 15 with her children on their last day of vacation when she saw...
Missing Hiker Was Found.
Now It's a Criminal Probe
Oct 31, 2020 3:00 PM CDT
Missing Hiker Was Found. Now It's a Criminal Probe
A Utah sheriff says there are too many discrepancies
- Authorities are investigating whether the 12-day disappearance of a Utah hiker was really on the up and up, the
Salt Lake Tribune
reports. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says its investigation of Holly Courtier, 38, is based on "numerous tips" that "the incident was possibly conceived and...
Everyone Wanted to Help
Cindy. That Was Her Plan
Oct 21, 2020 2:23 PM CDT
Everyone Wanted to Help Cindy. That Was Her Plan
Sarah Treleaven shares a case of GoFundMe fraud
- In 2014, Sarah Treleaven got a Facebook friend request from an old classmate. She accepted—only later to discover that in doing so, she was getting drawn into a scam. But before everything imploded came that initial reconnection with Cindy, a "chronic oversharer" whose humorous feed poked at her...
George Floyd Campaign
Makes History on GoFundMe
Jun 5, 2020 8:52 AM CDT
George Floyd Campaign Makes History on GoFundMe
It counts most individual donations of all time
- It’s a record. In just over a week, the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund has received the highest number of individual donations of any GoFundMe campaign, a spokesperson tells TMZ . To date, $13 million has been raised by some 478,300 individuals in 125 countries. The fund "is...
Wanted to Die,
to His Defense
Feb 21, 2020 12:35 PM CST
Bullied Boy Wanted to Die, Celebs Rallied to His Defense
Hugh Jackman, Enes Kanter among them
- "Give me a knife, I want to kill myself," a 9-year-old boy with dwarfism sobs in a heartbreaking video shared Tuesday by the boy's mother in an effort to raise awareness about bullying, which she says he suffers daily. Quaden Bayles of Queensland, Australia, is hopefully feeling...
Teen Killed by Accidental
Shot From BB Gun
Feb 11, 2020 1:21 PM CST
Teen Killed by Accidental Shot From BB Gun
Police investigating incident in Florida
- Family members of a 17-year-old boy killed with a BB gun are demanding answers of the man whose 8-year-old son fired the fatal shot. Ivan Johnson, 17, died Feb. 4, three days after he was accidentally shot in the left eye, according to police in Tampa, Florida. Johnson was riding...
He Was Hanging Christmas
Lights. Then, 'Help Me, Help Me'
Dec 4, 2019 1:23 PM CST
He Was Hanging Christmas Lights. Then, 'Help Me, Help Me'
$50K raised following Texas father's fatal fall
- Nearly $50,000 has been raised for a Texas family who will be missing a beloved member this Christmas. Felipe Gallegos of Rhome was hanging Christmas lights from the roof of a home in Argyle with his 17-year-old son when he fell Saturday. His wife, Alisha Flick, heard a noise...
First a Basketball Stunner.
Then Stunning Generosity
Nov 27, 2019 11:22 AM CST
First a Basketball Stunner. Then Stunning Generosity
Donations pour in for Nathan Bain's family
- In what the AP calls a "shocker for the ages," the unranked Stephen F. Austin managed to beat No. 1 Duke 85-83 Tuesday night. Nathan Bain was the hero thanks to his layup at the buzzer during overtime, a shot he had to traverse nearly the full court...
$15K Raised for Cat
Who Went Through Wash
Jun 26, 2019 10:45 AM CDT
$15K Raised for Cat Who Went Through Wash
'Miracle cat' Felix faces weekslong recovery
- Animal lovers should send positive vibes to Felix, a 1-year-old tabby cat who survived a 35-minute ride in a washing machine last week—but barely. His Minnesota owner, Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, says the cat must've jumped in her open washing machine as she turned her back to grab more clothes...
After Notre Dame Fire, a Call
to 'Send Love' to Louisiana
Apr 17, 2019 10:45 AM CDT
After Notre Dame Fire, a Call to 'Send Love' to Louisiana
$1.1M raised to rebuild black churches gutted by arson
- Less than 24 hours elapsed between President Macron's call for donations to rebuild Notre Dame and nearly $1 billion being pledged, reports
. In comparison, a nearly week-old campaign seeking funds to rebuild three historically black churches destroyed by arson in Louisiana within the last month had raised only...
Apr 9, 2019 7:41 AM CDT
After Parents Disowned Her,
Fans Raise $90K
Jess Guilbeaux is going back to school, thanks to help from strangers who saw her on 'Queer Eye'
- When a GoFundMe was set up for Jess Guilbeaux, the goal of $100,000 for the 23-year-old— whose story of being disowned by her adoptive parents after they discovered she was gay appeared on Netflix's third season of
—seemed far off. Now that crowdfunding initiative has reached...
There's a Wild Battle Happening
on GoFundMe Right Now
Mar 29, 2019 9:24 AM CDT
There's a Wild Battle Happening on GoFundMe Right Now
Rival campaigns raising funds in support and opposition of a proposed SF homeless shelter
- It's not every day that the GoFundMe team donates to a GoFundMe campaign—and that's just one unusual element of a battle playing out on the platform. It started with a campaign called "Safe Embarcadero for All" —one that is seeking to raise $100,000 to...
NJ Woman Admit
Mar 7, 2019 4:06 AM CST
Homeless Man, NJ Woman Admit GoFundMe Scam
They pleaded guilty to federal charges
- A homeless man and a New Jersey woman who scammed more than 14,000 kind-hearted people with a fake story on GoFundMe are facing time in federal prison. Johnny Bobbitt, Jr., 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit money laundering and 28-year-old Kate McClure pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
Got Trolled on
Twitter. His Troll
Is Now 'Humbled'
Jan 25, 2019 1:02 PM CST
Patton Oswalt Got Trolled on Twitter. His Troll Is Now 'Humbled'
Comedian directed fans to donate money to sick man's GoFundMe
- A Twitter troll went after Patton Oswalt—and the comedian managed to turn it into one of the most uplifting stories of the week. It started Wednesday, when Oswalt made fun of President Trump on Twitter , which provoked snarky reactions from 64-year-old Michael Beatty, including saying he was happy Oswalt'...
Border Wall GoFundMe Donors
Getting Their Cash Back
Jan 13, 2019 8:09 AM CST
Border Wall GoFundMe Donors Getting Their Cash Back
Brian Kolfage's campaign falls short of the $1B mark, triggering refunds, but he's not done yet
- The 340,000 people who sent their cash to one of GoFundMe's top fundraisers ever will be getting a refund. As Mashable reports, Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage's campaign to privately fund President Trump's border wall racked up $20 million—a giant sum by the site's...
Homeless Vet in
Jan 9, 2019 4:34 PM CST
Homeless Vet in GoFundMe Scam Arrested
Johnny Bobbitt reportedly skipped out on court appearance, was arrested Wednesday
- A homeless veteran charged with engaging in $400,000 GoFundMe scheme has been taken into custody in Philadelphia after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance, the AP reports. Johnny Bobbitt was due in a New Jersey court Tuesday to face charges he violated court-ordered conditions that allowed for...
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