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Viral GoFundMe Campaign Was A Hoax, Prosecutor Says

Remember that heartwarming story about a homeless man who gave his last $20 to a stranded woman who ran out of gas? Well, as it turns out, it was all a lie. Court documents show that Johnny Bobbitt (the homeless man) conspired with Katelyn McClure (the stranded woman) and her former boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, to […]

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Couple Under Investigation for Defrauding Homeless Man

Last year, Kate McClure was in an unfortunate situation: out of gas and stranded on the side of the freeway outside of Philadelphia. She was spotted by John Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man who was a regular to that stretch of road. He only had 20 dollars, but he spent it to get her a […]

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Emma Watson Makes Hefty Donation to Justice and Equality Fund

Emma Watson, one of the stars of Harry Potter and The Circle, has been an outspoken ambassador for the need to fortify women’s rights worldwide. It’s not only words she puts forth; Watson donated £1 million (nearly $1.4 million) to the Justice and Equality Fund, a recently set-up initiative to wage war on sexual assault, […]

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YouTuber Raises $120,000 for Charity in 3 Days

We all know by now that celebrities can help raise money for charity. But did you know that YouTubers can, too?  A recent example of this is Markiplier, a YouTuber who is best known for gaming videos. Markiplier set out to raise $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign via the crowdfunding site GoFundMe. Within 3 […]

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Crowdfunding Your Charity

Crowdfunding, using the Internet to raise money from large groups of people from across the country or the world, is a relatively new but very useful tool in generating capital. Companies often use it to generate investment from customers, and creative types use it to get the money to make films and other products. But […]