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This Formerly Homeless Man Is Making 'Huts' For Those Without Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

Pvgzly Addams knows how helpless it can feel to live without a roof over your head -- that's why you might spot him with a hammer and nails in Ocean P...

DA: Man May Have Killed Stepdaughter For Sex With Corpse

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

A prosecutor in eastern Pennsylvania reportedly believes Gregory Graf could have killed his stepdaughter in order to have sex with her corpse. "We ...

A Lot of People Worked Together to Save About 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Jen Reeder | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.

Volunteers Save Dogs From Breeding Farm

Rescue Idiot | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

A group of eight volunteers rescued the dogs from the puppy mill auction after raising $200,000 in 11 days. The cause, known as "Operation Rescue Cavalier," saved 96 Cavalier King Charles spaniels, seven shiba inus, one French bulldog, two cocker spaniels, one shih tzu and one Yorkshire terrier.

Support Pours In For Family Of Boy Scout Who Accidentally Hanged Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

An Alabama town is uniting in support of the family of a 9-year-old boy who accidentally hanged himself on Friday. The child, who was discovered by...

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...

Can Money Solve a Bad Coming Out?

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Dieter Holger

Daniel Pierce's bravery touched many. After-all, his story garnered over 3.5k donations. We hope the best for Pierce and other youth in his situation. Assumedly, that cash will come in handy for him though.

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

This Student Experienced A Tragedy, Then Donors Came To Her Rescue

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

Looks like miracles really do happen. As of Monday morning, Vanderbilt University student Cassie Wessely has accumulated $46,623 in donations to help ...

Med Student Crowdfunds His Tuition, Aims To Help World's Neediest People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

Forget the big paycheck and impressive social status -- Tim Cheves wants to become a doctor to help others because he knows firsthand how powerless so...

Teen Charged In Prank That Turned Deadly

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

What allegedly started as a prank has ended with a Connecticut teen charged in the death of a friend's sister. Eric Morelli, 18, was arrested in So...

Viral Hoax Garners Thousands in Sympathy Funds Online

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Even though I know I can't believe everything I read or see online, sometimes I still do. But there are people who use lies and deception with unclear motives on the Internet.

Internet Raises $60,000 In 1 Day For Family In Need, Reminds Us To Never Lose Hope

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

This past December, Ronan Winter's life changed forever. The husband and father of two from Temecula, Calif., was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal...

Woman Crowdfunds Homeless Man's Ticket Home, Realizes It's A 'Beautiful World We Live In'

Evening Standard, London | Rachel Blundy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact

A woman whose online appeal to send a homeless Jamaican man back to his native country raised thousands of pounds has said he is "overwhelmed" by dona...

How A 'Battlestar Galactica' Actress Is Helping Two 5-Year-Olds Fight For Their Health

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

What do two 5-year-old girls who have never met and live over 2,000 miles apart have in common? A kick-butt attitude and one Good Samaritan who wants ...

The Latest Baby Trend? Crowdfunding Conception

LearnVest | Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, GiveForward and Indiegogo have taken off as a popular way to raise money for everything from school projects to startups -- and now for some entrepreneurial couples, they're a way to bankroll a baby.

This Couple Wants You To Help Pay For Their Wedding

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

We've recently shared stories of newlyweds who criticized wedding guests that didn't give a big enough cash gift to cover the cost of the wedding. But...

These Crazy Crowdfunding Projects Actually Worked

CNBC | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

CNBC If you want to raise money for something these days, the answer often is: Ask the public for it. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, In...

Teen With Autism Starts Awesome T-Shirt Business (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.08.2013 | Teen

Combining her love of fashion, the alphabet, and the color green, 15-year-old Hannah Greenberg is creating a new T-shirt line. But it's not your typic...

The Fundraising Method That's Drawing Most Money For Sandy Relief

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some who lost their homes or businesses have turned to crowd-funding websites to elicit a faster a...

This Bar is Crowdfunding For A Wounded Employee

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

The New York City bar Employees Only is crowdfunding on GoFundMe to help pay for facial reconstructive surgeries for one of its employees, Uros Miljko...