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As you probably read, Chris49 passed away today and has young kids.  I am looking into options to collect donations for the family.

I was looking at the popular Go Fund Me, and they have a memorial setup.  They take 5% from each donation and then their partner WePay (for the payment, I guess) takes 3% plus .30 per donation.  Around 8+%.  Is that fair?  Any experiences?

Still looking at others.

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2 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

As you probably read, Chris49 passed away today and has young kids.  I am looking into options to collect donations for the family.

I was looking at the popular Go Fund Me, and they have a memorial setup.  They take 5% from each donation and then their partner WePay (for the payment, I guess) takes 3% plus .30 per donation.  Around 8+%.  Is that fair?  Any experiences?

Still looking at others.

https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/203604294-GoFundMe-Guide-Fees-Pricing

Pretty bad them taking such a large cut.

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I am sorry but i cannot help in doing any of this, but like i have said i am willing to give, is there someone who knows Chris and his family and are in contact with his partner now and  is a member of this forum who we could send a donation too.

We all have known Chris and i am sure if someone could come forward to help in this matter we all would welcome this, but agai it may be to much for one person,

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I looked at several options in the crowd funding area.  They all charge 4-5% + the banking part from PayPal or Wepay.

Except this one

https://www.youcaring.com/

seems to be free except for the Paypal or WePay charges that are around 3%.  However, I don't see that this one has International options like the GoFund me.  I would have to do it as the organizer and then get the money to her.

I contacted Gina on FB and she does not have a bank account nor an ID for money transfers.  She said money would have to be sent to her mother via Western Union, as she has an ID.  She must have a bank account for the kids SS, but that would not be accessible.

If you guys trust me, I can set up the We Care account and I will figure out a way to get the money to Gina.  I am fairly certain my friends and family will help too.  If we raise a substantial amount, maybe I should trickle feed it?  I will make sure I give full visibility and accountability to the funds.

How much does Western Union charge?  I hate to keep adding charges to the whole process but that may be the only way unless I physically go up there.

Thoughts and suggestions?

 

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4 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

I looked at several options in the crowd funding area.  They all charge 4-5% + the banking part from PayPal or Wepay.

Except this one

https://www.youcaring.com/

seems to be free except for the Paypal or WePay charges that are around 3%.  However, I don't see that this one has International options like the GoFund me.  I would have to do it as the organizer and then get the money to her.

I contacted Gina on FB and she does not have a bank account nor an ID for money transfers.  She said money would have to be sent to her mother via Western Union, as she has an ID.  She must have a bank account for the kids SS, but that would not be accessible.

If you guys trust me, I can set up the We Care account and I will figure out a way to get the money to Gina.  I am fairly certain my friends and family will help too.  If we raise a substantial amount, maybe I should trickle feed it?  I will make sure I give full visibility and accountability to the funds.

How much does Western Union charge?  I hate to keep adding charges to the whole process but that may be the only way unless I physically go up there.

Thoughts and suggestions?

 

If you have a paypal account it might be easier  if people sent to you as most have paypal or can use a card there without an account. When you received funds you could transfer to your bank and withdraw or use a service like worldremit to send to Ginas mother via m lhuillier or perhaps western union. Just a thought. 

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3 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

If you have a paypal account it might be easier  if people sent to you as most have paypal or can use a card there without an account. When you received funds you could transfer to your bank and withdraw or use a service like worldremit to send to Ginas mother via m lhuillier or perhaps western union. Just a thought. 

Yes, I have a paypal account but I think it would be better to set up a separate one.

The site recommends WePay because making the donation is simple.  More people know about PayPal.

Here they compare WePay to Paypal:

https://help.youcaring.com/hc/en-us/articles/205316705-Why-does-YouCaring-recommend-WePay-

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Unfortunately the percentages sound about right. I set up a fund for an old blind guy in Antique (I was helping the local PNP). GoFundMe got a cut, WePay got a cut, and then I had to pay fees to get the money transferred to the PIs (WU or Xoom, I forget now). By the time all the fees got taken it turned out to be a big chunk of the money.  There are cheaper ways, like using your own Paypal account but I opted to use the GoFundMe so I could keep it totally separate from my accounts and easily show accountability for where the money went. 

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I'm wondering if it would be possible for each who wanted to send directly if we could give out contact info safely.  It could be noted the donation was from a forum member.  Benefits would be the money would trickle in.  no fees, and ?  So thoughts?  Can it be done

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All we would need is her name and cell number maybe her address.Then we could send by a remit company.

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5 minutes ago, sonjack2847 said:

All we would need is her name and cell number maybe her address.Then we could send by a remit company.

As it's been said Gina has no ID, only her mother so thats the info needed to do it this way. :thumbsup:

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