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Heartwarming Stories of Crowdfunding Helping People in Need

by | Jul 16, 2019 | Funeral Payment Options

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In recent years, crowdfunding has grown in popularity due to the emergence of many crowdfunding platforms. Crowdfunding is a simple way for people to help out their community and raise money for a cause they support.

For example, with Tribute Crowdfunding, families can set up a campaign to raise money for their funeral expenses. Their friends and families can make direct donations right on your Frazer-powered website.

Though crowdfunding is quite popular for funeral expenses, it can also be used for other causes. Below are some heartwarming stories of communities coming together to help people in need reach their crowdfunding goals.

Chalise Scholl

When Chalise Scholl was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer, she started planning on how to pay for her funeral. Previously, she had to use her life insurance policy to cover her mother’s funeral expenses, leaving her with no funds for herself.

She decided to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds. Miraculously, she more than doubled her goal of $27,000 within a week. She is still fighting her cancer and is living her life to the fullest.

Jess Guilbeaux

After getting a makeover on the Netflix series Queer Eye, Jess Guilbeaux gained many fans on social media. On the show, she disclosed that she had to drop out of college because she couldn’t afford it. In reaction to this, her fans started a crowdfunding campaign to cover her education costs.

They quickly surpassed their goal of $100,000. Jess has used some of the funds to cover her outstanding debts and plans to enroll back in school soon.

Jitse Bouma

While Dutch activist Jitse Bouma was cycling to raise money for children with cancer, his bicycle and equipment were stolen. With the help of a Dutch child cancer charity, his friend launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of a new bike for Jitse.

The campaign raised more money than the set goal. Now he can continue to ride his bike for a good cause.

Paul Crowell

Paul Crowell has been a life-long animal lover, so when walked the streets of San Francisco, he felt concern for all the homeless people and their dogs. To help out, he delivered leftover food to them. To continue his mission, he started a crowdfunding campaign. Soon, he was able to start the non-profit Project Open Paw. Now he can afford to deliver 30-40 pounds of bags of food for the homeless dogs every week.

Tribute Crowdfunding

It’s important to note, Tribute Crowdfunding is only available for our clients with a Frazer-powered website. It’s designed for families to raise money to cover their funeral expenses in a safe and secure way. This way they can properly honor their loved one and your funeral home gets paid right away.


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