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Enchanted Forest auctions possessions, launches crowdfunding effort to stay open amidst COVID-19

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Enchanted Forest auctions possessions, launches crowdfunding effort to stay open amidst COVID-19 VIDEO: Beloved Willamette Valley icon Enchanted Forest asking for help Enchanted Forest owner Roger Tofte and daughter Susan Vaslev find support in crowdfunding during pandemic. The Enchanted Forest, a Mid-Valley icon south of Salem, has reached out for the public’s help. Owners say they need half a million dollars to make it to their 50th anniversary season in 2021. In March, the family-owned and operated amusement park was preparing to open for the season when COVID-19 arrived in Oregon.  “We were thriving, we had no debt,” said Susan […]

Detroit man crowdfunding to open city’s only Black-owned grocery store

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Detroit man rehabbing old liquor store into city’s only Black-owned grocery store Raphael Wright is raising money to rehab a liquor store into a grocery store on Detroit’s east side. DETROIT (FOX 2) – Detroit, a city whose population is 80% Black, hasn’t had a Black-owned grocery store since 2014. Raphael Wright is determined to change that by opening a store on the east side, and he’s been crowdfunding to make that happen. “We can create any business that we want, the way we want as Detroiters. This is the start of that model,” Wright said. Hundreds of investors who put […]

Quaden Bayles’ family declines $700,000 in crowdfunding

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The family of Quaden Bayles have declined hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding raised for the bullied Queensland schoolboy, saying they’d prefer the funds to go to charity. More than $723,000 was raised in just five days to support the nine-year-old boy after his mother livestreamed a video to Facebook in which she pleads for advice on how to stop bullying from his classmates. Quaden was born with achondroplasia. US comedian Brad Williams, who was also born with achondroplasia, set up the page on February 21 this year with a funding goal of US$10,000 ($15,000) to “send a wonderful […]

Protect beavers in Scotland – a Environment crowdfunding project in Findhorn by Trees for Life

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Scotland’s beavers need your help. We are launching this crowdfunder to protect Scotland’s endangered beavers, by challenging NatureScot, the Scottish Government’s nature agency, in court over its failure to make the killing of beavers a genuine last resort. A ruling in our favour will secure a better future for Scotland’s habitat-creating, biodiversity-boosting, flood-preventing beavers. Please donate to help cover the legal costs of this challenge. What is the problem? On 1 May 2019, beavers became a protected species under Scottish law. But last year, NatureScot allowed 20% of Scottish beavers to be killed.  Where beavers have unwanted local impacts, such […]

Why Biden is crowdfunding his White House transition

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President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 16. | Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration is holding up federal transition funding; Biden has reportedly already raised $10 million. President-elect Joe Biden has begun crowdsourcing funds for his White House transition — sending out a call Friday for donations. Ordinarily, a presidential transition would be largely taxpayer-funded, but that money cannot be released until the head of the General Services Administration (GSA), Emily Murphy, officially “ascertains” that Biden won the election. Despite the election having been called for Biden by all major media outlets — and despite the […]

FOR THE LOVE OF LARRY – a Personal Causes crowdfunding project in Atherstone On Stour by Sharon Bull

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Please take a few minutes to read this wonderful story. A true story about one woman’s passion and determination to make a difference for the lives of so many animals. It was in 1988 when the first seedlings of Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary were sown. Carole had heard about a very poorly new-born lamb at a local farm close by where she lived in Hertfordshire. The lamb wasn’t expected to survive. Carole asked the farmer if she could adopt him. The farmer agreed. Naming him Larry, Carole took him home to hand rear. Larry was her first success, but he certainly […]

‘Christian’ Crowdfunding Site Raises $270K For Kenosha Shooter’s Defense

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As of Monday afternoon, a ‘Christian’ fundraising site has raised over $270k for Kenosha double-murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse Just when you thought this world couldn’t get any more upside down, along comes news that a “Christian” crowdfunding group is throwing their support — and a ton of money — behind Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. Over the weekend, news broke that the self-proclaimed “#1 Christian Crowdfunding Site” Give Send Go has a page devoted to Rittenhouse’s legal defense. Currently, the total amount raised hovers around a staggering $271,000. As in, a group of Christians has raised nearly $300k to aid a […]

Grow Wilder Engagement Hub – a Environment crowdfunding project in Bristol by Avon Wildlife Trust

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In 2012, we took on an unused smallholding in the Stapleton area of Bristol, and volunteers and local groups transformed it into a community and food growing hub rich in wildlife, where people can reconnect with nature, learn new skills and improve their health and wellbeing.  Our mission now for Grow Wilder is to bring about urgent action for the restoration of wildlife by educating, upskilling and empowering people, communities and businesses to bring about positive change through wildlife-friendly gardening and sustainable food growing. In order to do this, we want to establish a new community space by introducing a new building […]

Boy, 2, dies after dad reportedly spends crowdfunding donations on drugs and partying | 7NEWS.com.au

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A sick Brazillian toddler has died after his father allegedly blew all his treatment money on sex workers, parties and drugs. João Miguel Alves, 2, is said to have died at his Salvador home on Thursday after his fight with degenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy. In the video above: Two young girls found dead in their Madeley home Brazil’s Pleno News has claimed that Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves spent approximately $600,000BRL ($219,600AUD) that was raised through crowdfunding, on his own personal luxuries. He was arrested in July after his wife picked up on numerous withdrawals from the money raised for […]

Crowdfunding pages for Big Ben to ring on Brexit Day raise just £500 of £500,000 needed

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Dozens of crowdfunding pages set up to pay for Big Ben to bong on Brexit Day have so far raised almost no money. The campaigns were launched after Boris Johnson suggested that members of the public could meet the £500,000 cost of the famous bell ringing at 11pm on 31 January, when the UK leaves the EU. Almost 30 pages on the GoFundMe crowdfunding website are trying to raise the money, but the vast majority have not received a single donation. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines The few that have received support have so far raised £551 […]