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14-Year-Old DeJuan Strickland Created A GoFundMe Campaign And Paid Off His Former School's Lunch Debt

A simple act of kindness can go a long way. Missouri student DeJuan Strickland paid it forward to McCurdy Elementary School, his former school in Florissant, MO, by paying off students’ lunch debt, ABC News reports. The 14-year-old’s idea to create a GoFundMe fundraiser for the school was sparked by his own experience during his elementary days when he was not able to afford school lunch.

Aug 11, 2023

8-Year-Old Starts GoFundMe For A Waffle House Employee To Buy A Car, Raises Over $100K

An 8-year-old’s act of kindness has brought an online community together to support a Little Rock, AR, resident and his family.

Mar 6, 2023

A GoFundMe For Damar Hamlin's Foundation Raises Over $4.5M

Since Jan. 2, hundreds of thousands of people have come online to send their thoughts and prayers to Damar Hamlin. During the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals game, the 24-year-old went into cardiac arrest after making a tackle. Following the turn of tragic events, the league released a statement about the game’s postponement.

Jan 3, 2023

Meet Asha Grant, the Black Woman Who Raised $83K to Open Her New Bookshop

With the help of strangers, this Black woman will be able to fulfill her dreams of creating a safe space for other book lovers in her community. As a young girl, finding books written for girls who look like her by Black women authors was not an easy feat for Asha Grant. “When I was growing up, reading was a really huge part of how I got to understand myself,” Grant told NBC Los Angeles. “There’s a huge disservice that our entire community gets when there is an entire group of people who are missing from that narrative.” Fast-forwarding to adulthood, Grant used her passion to change this narrative by helping to provide books written by Black women for those in her community through her participation with The Free Black Women’s Library in LA. Grant would haul hundreds and hundreds of books penned by Black women around in her car. The organization eventually led to her idea of creating a bookshop catered to the same cause — providing people in her home city of Inglewood with not only...

Jan 7, 2021