My friend Emily over at EmilyCornerOffice inspired this blog. Go check out her blog and read about her “New Normal”.
This topic has come up a couple of times due to her families current circumstances, that is what made me think about it today. It isn’t the first time I have had reactions to Go Fund Me or opinions about it. In fact, my husband and I have had conversations about it. It just seemed to be a good topic for today’s WDYTT.
Google says that Go Fund Me is a “Simple, safe & easy online fundraising websites for personal causes, life events – even your favorite charity.” Well, What Do You Think About that?
Do you think that people should be setting up go fund me accounts, posting them on social media asking for money from friends/family/strangers to get them through whatever they have decided to make a page for? Do you feel differently about it if a family member of friend starts the page in honor of someone?
Are there certain circumstances that you feel these are appropriate and others that you don’t? Such as, its OK for health problems/medical bills but not OK for lets say, someone who spent all their money on the lottery? Where is the Line?
Do you feel like if someone, anyone donates to a go fund me page, then that is what they have decided to spend their money on? Whether it is clothes for someone’s house that burned down or college tuition?
What about the people who are receiving the money? If you were to donate to a page or have donated to a page, do you wonder where your money actually went to? What did they spend it on? Do you then start to notice if they have a new car or are going on vacations?
I will be totally interested to know what people think about this. I have my opinion that as of right now, I’m going to keep quiet. I know some of you people have to have some experience with go fund me, please let me know about it. What Do You Think?