5 GoFundMe Campaigns That Will Lift Your Spirits
Tax season is in full swing — and while filing your forms might feel stressful, it’s always worth it in the end when your magical check comes in the mail. It might be tempting to splurge with your tax refund, but there are also certainly more worthwhile ways to use your money. After you #TreatYourself, a great way to give your tax return a new life is through GoFundMe — specifically, these inspiring, women-driven campaigns.
This story is so inspiring that it’s found its way to NPR. Two years ago, a problem and a solution collided in the prison cell of Vanessa Thompson. The problems: 10,000 abandoned homes in Indianapolis and a recidivism problem within the Indiana Women’s Prison population. The solution: Constructing Our Future, an organization that allows female inmates to restore abandoned homes during their time in jail in exchange for the homes themselves upon release through sweat equity. With more support, the result of this campaign could provide women and children with a place to live while restoring blighted neighborhoods in need of revitalization.