While nowadays I am used to hearing people going to crowd funding as a source to get funding for their business or projects the notion of people using it for their personal lives is a bit more foreighn to me. While watching the news today a story came up about a couple who was trying to have a baby through In-Vitro Fertilization where it is obviously expensive an so they went to a site called gofundme to try and raise money for it. You can see their posting here: http://www.gofundme.com/icanhazfamily
It made me think too where if they can get this successful why wouldn’t more people try to do it for things like a student trying to get money for school or asking people to help pay for a wedding? The first reaction I heard was that no one wants to look like a beggar and so this usually turns people off of the idea. At the same time I would say this is one of those you don’t know if you don’t try situation. I wouldn’t be surprised too where if someone asked for help to buy them a bag of potato chips that it’s not too far fetched that there is someone out there who would be willing to do it. At the end of the day it’s just another way to potentially get money.