YouCaring

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YouCaring
Web address www.youcaring.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Crowdfunding
Available in English

YouCaring is a free crowdfunding website for personal and charitable causes. YouCaring runs entirely on donations and does not charge a fee for their platform, though their donation processors (PayPal, WePay, and Stripe) charge fees.[1][2][3]

Notable Fundraisers

  • Musical group Doomtree created a YouCaring campaign for rapper P.O.S to help cover the secondary costs associated with a kidney transplant.[4]
  • Science fiction author Jay Lake used the website to pay for whole genome sequencing, towards the "small possibility that the results of such a test...may suggest a treatment path"[5] for his colon cancer, which since 2008 has "progressed from a single tumor to metastatic disease affecting the lung and liver, recurring after multiple surgeries and chemotherapy courses."[5] After his successful campaign, Lake publicly criticized Paypal for the terms and processes the company uses when it thinks there's a fraud risk.[6] His experience was cited in news coverage over Paypal's public promise to introduce "aggressive changes" to its frozen funds policy.[6]

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