When Alicia McClelland learned that her friend Kimberly had been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she made the decision to tie her upcoming marathon into a fundraiser that could help Kimberly with her medical expenses. By turning to DonationTo, Alicia was able to quickly and easily launch a medical fundraiser that enabled her donors to make a contribution 24/7 from any web enabled device.
Unlike most online crowdfunding sites that claim to be free, Alicia was actually able to keep 100 percent of the donations she raised. The reality is that so-called free fundraising platforms typically keep 5 percent of each donation, and this really adds up over time. For example, the fundraiser for Kimberly’s Fight collected $5,215. If 5 percent had been taken off of the top, this would have caused $260.75 to go toward fees instead of Kimberly’s medical bills.