Logan’s Battle With Lymphoma

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Logan was born premature and has dealt with a host of issues since his debut in 2007. In late 2014, he survived a double-lung transplant — a surgery that yields a 50/50 survival rate. His new lungs are thriving, but the anti-rejecting drugs he takes have given him post transplant lymphoma. Family friend Amy Valm started a crowdfunding campaign to …

Crowdfunding Culture And Education

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Aboriginal HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a program that introduces learning and education into aboriginal homes early, creating an environment and dialogue that supports First Nations culture and heritage. HIPPY Canada is now raising funds to help sustain and grow their Aboriginal HIPPY program at various locations in Canada, in partnership with Vancouver Native Health. Traditionally …

How To Crowdfund A Small Business

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Julie Le Carrer is a Belgian artist who practices Intuitive Drawing: a drawing made entirely by following intuition and sensations and usually inspired by a specific intention. Julie wants to launch her dream business, but needs money to finance her participation in a business coaching program. The six month program with business coach Rachel Archelaus will help her launch a …

Erin Is Cooking And Crowdfunding Her Way To England

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For the past eight years, Erin Thornton has studied and cooked 12th to 16th-century historical recipes and menus for a local Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) group. Erin has cooked feasts for over 100 people with only period recipes, and her dream has been to cook a full 16th-century Tudor feast at Hampton Court (King Henry VIII’s palace). In November …

The Road To Rachel’s Recovery Started With Crowdfunding

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Bethany Patch’s sister Rachel was swept away by a freak wave from Nobbys Breakwall and onto the rocks. She was hospitalized due to the accident which resulted in a fractured wrist, broken jaw, and the loss of several teeth. Although safe in the care of the wonderful hospital staff, she and her partner James are now facing a very tough …

The Quest to Volunteer In The Dominican

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During a trip to the Dominican Republic in November 2014, Quest Atkinson witnessed first-hand some of the most saddening situations the destitute communities in Puerto Plata are faced with. Yet in the midst of such darkness, she also saw the positive impact that Dove Missions has had on many lives. Quest returned from her vacation months ago and felt compelled …

Humanitarian Toy Drive Goes To Gaza

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The Gaza Toy Drive is a humanitarian aid mission that aims to provide children in Gaza, Palestine, with new toys, educational items, medical aid and clothes. They believe these are essential to having some semblance of a normal childhood, despite the many challenges that they face in life. They aim to provide children with things that represents a normal childhood …

Crowdfunding One Hot Meal At A Time

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Chilis on Wheels is an initiative based in New York City, spearheaded by veteran vegan and social rights activist Michelle Carrera. Michelle decided to cook her own vegan chilis and provide them to the homeless and food insecure in need of a warm meal once a month. Most soup kitchens close their doors over the weekends and Chilis on Wheels …