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20 People Who Used GoFundMe For All The Wrong Reasons

Published 10 months ago

Remember when the only way to get total strangers to give someone money was by physically collecting money on the streets and explaining to every single stranger you approach why this and that charity needs the money? Well, how the times have changed. There’s no more need to represent a charity to receive donations. Thanks to the Internet and creative IT heads, anyone can set up a money-raising campaign.

Initially, the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe was used for its purposes, such as to allow people to raise money to help in challenging circumstances like losing home or income, accidents, funerals, or illnesses. Now the platform is also being used for personal, and, let me stress this out, very unnecessary reasons to try and weasel out money from good scouts.

‘Don’tFundMe’ subreddit was created to name and shame the dumbest crowdfunding campaigns. Take a look at some of the most absurd GoFundMe campaigns.

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#1 A Fund To Erase This Bad Decision

Image source: gofundme

On her GoFundMe page [deleted] this woman wrote:

“I am wanti,g $ to get that tattoo off my for head I want to have a better start out in life and have a second chance at life please help me I was young n dumb when I got that I’m older one looking for a job can’t get out and people call me a druggie every day of my life and being called 420 is not nice and I almost killed my self over it. ..can’t stand to look at my face anymore. .save a life save me..invest in me and I will show you I can be better with my life. ..thank you”

Aiming for $800, she raised more than $1,000 in just a few days.

#2 The Hat Fund That’s Actually Pretty Good

Image source: gofundme

Bored Panda team reached out to the moderator of the’ Don’tFundMe’ subreddit:

“I was inspired to create /r/DontFundMe after seeing a college friend post a GoFundMe for a Christian mission trip overseas that, at worst, looked suspiciously like a vacation and, at best, looked to not be especially beneficial to the community it was supposed to help. Her campaign was never posted to the subreddit and only served as the initial inspiration.”

#3 A Fund To Help Someone Adopt This Creature

Image source: gofundme

Wait a minute, does it really take $500 to adopt a hedgehog? What kind of premium hedgehog food costs that much?

#4 The Fund To Send A Woman Around The World For ‘Spiritual Healing’

Image source: gofundme

Out of the $10,000 she wanted, Rebecca raised $1,220.

Not gonna lie, I might need ‘spiritual healing’ this summer as well, but $1,220 will be more than enough.

#5 Turns Out Having Kids Is Expensive

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#6 Help Me Buy A Tesla

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Hope that the $25 donation was from Elon Musk.

#7 I Insist You Don’t Give This Guy Any More Money

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#8 Why

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#9 What The-

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#10 Kid At The School I Go To

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#11 A Fund For This Guy’s Booty Call

Image source: gofundme

#12 Seriously…?

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#13 The Fund For Alabama

Image source: gofundme

Imagine living anywhere in the world except for Alabama, but helping to pay their state taxes. This, or should you continue supporting your local rescue pet shelter? Might have to think deeply for a while before answering this one.

#14 I Think This Is Appropriate Here

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#15 Woman Who Abused Starbucks Barista And Refused To Wear A Mask Wants $100k… For Abusing Starbucks Barista And Refusing To Wear A Mask

Image source: reddit.com

#16 Update: The Green Bean Man Has Raised $5

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#17 This Woman Gave Her Son Industrial Bleach To Drink, Uploaded It To Youtube, & Is Now Trying To Sue Nbc For Reporting This

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#18 The Fund For This Lady’s Midlife Crisis Tat

Image source: gofundme

#19 Girl Posts On Facebook Group Begging People To Give Her $20,000 To Impress Her Dad So She Can Use His Car

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#20 This Gives More Backstory To Actual Gofundme Idk If It Fits

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Violeta Lyskoit

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