Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $5 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 70 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives.
Within one week, according to CBS, she raised over $1,000 through a GoFundMe page she set up, which will afford every student in Sunshine’s class the chance to have free milk all year long. “She doesn’t understand the impact she’s made,” Jackie said. “But now she knows she can do whatever she puts her mind to.”
But thanks to the kindness of hundreds of people, Harding has just started at Manchester university. Her story gained traction, and a supporter, Sonia Joy Sarre, a school secretary, was moved to create a campaign asking the public to help pay for Harding's fees and expenses on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.
An online fund-raiser to help the vendor, identified in reports as Beto Matias, has raised nearly $70,000. Martin Flores, who recorded the video and initiated the campaign, said some of the money would be used to buy Mr. Matias a proper food truck.