GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. GoFundMe released data that shows in the last 3 years over $60 million has been raised to pay for higher education. Funds supporting education is quickly becoming a popular category. Students all across America face financial difficulty. For example, a mother from Compton, California raised over $21,000, to cover four years’ worth of costs of books, supplies, and warm clothes for her son while he attends Harvard.

It is important that people understand what GoFundMe is and how it can help. GoFundMe is people coming together to help people out. Some people are blessed and have more and have the opportunity to make a difference in less fortunate peoples’ lives.

We have all had a loved one pass away, had someone we know diagnosed with a serious health condition, or some type of accident happen at some point in our lives. Knowing that there is GoFundMe to help out in times of could be a lifesaver, literally.