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Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry

Simple act of kindness: student pays off school lunch debt.

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The Christmas Pyjama Drive

News coverage on Reese Shelly’s FundRazr Christmas Pyjama Drive 2013 on Shaw TV.

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Special Agent Joseph Peters Fundrazr

Special Agent/Sgt Joseph Peters, US Army Criminal Investigation Command was killed in Afghanistan, October 6, 2013.

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Towns Family Fund

On Saturday, February 10th, 2014, a tragic house fire occurred in St. Louis, MO.

“Donations have increased tenfold since Cayden Taipalus – a third-grader […] – launched a campaign two weeks ago called ‘Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry.’ His mom, Amber Peters, said nearly $7,000 worth of donations have purchased hot lunches for more than 300 students with plans to reach another 5,000 this week.”

— Kami Dimitrova, ABC News

“Wanderer set up a fundraising webpage, and in just over a day, people had given more than $26,000 to help the Langes rebuild. […] ‘When people in the agricultural industry or the horse business get in trouble,’ Leslie said, ‘there will be somebody there to help you. It’s a big family.’”, Colorado’s News Leader

“[FundRazr] is dedicated to raising money for anything from personal causes to nonprofits to entrepreneurial projects. […] Deep social network integration to connect to people in your network, cheap and convenient transaction fees with funds going directly to your PayPal, can be used to fund anything, anywhere.”

— Kate Taylor, Forbes

“More and more people are turning to crowdfunding sites such as […] FundRazr […] and others to ask friends, and friends of friends, to consider making a donation. […] These can include situations such as fundraising for a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, aftercare following an accident, fertility treatments, or even replacing a pair of eyeglasses held together with duct tape.”

— Cheryl Alkon, USA Today

“They set up an account to crowdfund donations for Hope’s medical expenses, and as of Friday afternoon, have raised nearly all of their $8,000 goal on the FundRazr site. […] It’s a new version of their critical care fund that gives Tail Wagger’s 1990 the ability to help when pet owners brings in animals who need of medical care they can’t afford.”

— Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post

“Seahawks fans, who call themselves the 12th man, have raised $1,800 through the website FundRazr to fly a plane with a banner attached that reads ‘GO HAWKS-12’ over the stadium. […] The organizer had sought only $1,300 for the prank, but was discussing on the site the possibility of upgrading to a larger banner after surpassing the original goal and getting contributions from 100 fans.”

— Bill Disbrow, CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service

“Stephen Chalmers — stranded without power in a Surrey trailer park for more than a month — is finally getting a new home, thanks to an outpouring of generosity from strangers contributing to an online fundraising campaign. In less than a week, more than $5,000 has been raised for Chalmers to help him purchase a new trailer and move into a new park.”

CBC News British Columbia

“How do you out-kick Kickstarter, and out-indie Indiegogo? FundRazr wants to take the next step, and let organizations put crowdfunding onto their own webpages. It’s about building your brand rather than building Indiegogo’s brand.”

— Ivor Tossell, The Globe and Mail

“Friends started a campaign on the crowdfunding website FundRazr to help the Blundells cover bills and living costs while they spend every day with their ailing son. Well-wishers have donated more than $32,000 so far. ‘We have complete strangers and people I haven’t seen since high school and they’re coming out of the woodwork and showing support, it’s amazing,’ [said Blundell.]”

— Jeff Lawrence, CTV News Vancouver

“The online component of the fundraiser alone has raised more than $40,000 in less than 24 hours. ‘I can’t even believe it. I wasn’t even expecting this at all,’ said Elward. […] ‘I don’t know what I would have done without it. I think I would still be in my room under the covers.’”

CBC News British Columbia

“‘But everyone has been amazing,’ [said Rachel Torti.] ‘Just with nice thoughts and positivity. But then there have been people … I don’t even know if I will ever know who they are because they have donated anonymously. And then others, people who you have never heard of, businesses, have just been so unbelievably generous. It is amazing. We can never thank these people enough. They have given us a chance and that is all we could ever ask for, it is all that matters.’”

— Amy Remeikis, Brisbane Times

“A case in point is Daryl Hatton of, a four-year-old Vancouver startup that facilitates crowdfunding campaigns. Hatton had plenty of previous experience as an entrepreneur — but he also knew from that experience he didn’t know everything. ‘To compensate for this fact of life, I actively work to surround myself with very smart, very experienced people […]’”

— Bill Tam, The Vancouver Sun

“As Fundrazr allows campaigns to run 100 days, much longer than the bigger platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, the hope is the TV show will bring exposure to these campaigns and also the platform itself, with Fundrazr being [The Crowdfunder Show’s] preferred platform for now.”

— Candice So, IT

“Orly’s cousin Karen Brown started a fundraiser on for Orly and the family. As of Sunday night, 190 contributors have raised over $9,500 in seven hours.”

First Coast News

“FundRazr’s CrowdFunding as a Service Technology (CFaaST) will give customers the ability to run a fully functional crowdfunding service on their own branded site, rather than on aggregation sites like KickStarter or Indiegogo.”

— Rob Lews, Techvibes

“‘After careful review, FundRazr was the first proven crowdfunding platform that met our requirements [for the Crowdfunder Show] for ease of use, flexible campaign lengths, strong customer service and tight social media integration,’ [said executive producer Jordan Whelan.]”

— Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver

“Orly Ohayon’s aunt launched a FundRazr campaign to raise funds for her niece’s treatment and rehabilitation. As of Wednesday, 1054 people had donated $66,445, more than 40% of the $150,000 goal.”

— Anne Cohen, Jewish Daily Forward

“More than 90 people have chipped in money via the website FundRazr to help McCoskey’s parents […] Almost $7,000 had been raised as of Thursday night. Terry McCoskey said the financial and spiritual support from friends, family members and even anonymous donors has been ‘mind-boggling.’”

Chillicothe Gazette

“Debora Taylor launched the campaign through the crowdfunding platform FundRazr [and has] generated over 100 contributions totaling more than $13,000 as of Monday afternoon. ‘Your smaller communities really gather strongly and rally around that department and help them however they can,’ [said] Bryan Zinanni, the organization’s state coordinator.”

— Scott Harvey, KSMU

“Wikileaks has set up a new website, Free Snowden, to collect money to defend National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. […] It has raised $21,660 and 116 bitcoins (about $22,950 at today’s market price) for the whistleblower’s ‘legal defense and its associated public campaign.’”

— Adrienne Jeffries, The Verge

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