Go Fund Me for Co-workers? - page 6

If you're on Facebook, you're probably familiar with a Go Fund Me appeal being posted for a co-worker. I have mixed feelings about this. Often, multiple people will repost for a particularly... Read More

  1. by   foggnm
    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.
  2. by   cwentworth
    I have to agree with most of these posts. I feel that GFM provides an opportunity for predators to take advantage of those kind people who want to "help" others through a rough time. On the other hand, I have seen GFM pages for co-workers who have lost everything to a fire, want to help a loved one without health insurance or pay for some vital medical equipment - this is different. I can verify whether or not my co-worker's catastrophe is valid or not. Also, the choice is mine whether or not I wish to donate. GFM attracts those who want to manipulate, misrepresent, and prey on others (without recourse). Unfortunately, every dollar earned serves as a positive reinforcement for their misdeeds. Like with anything else, it is our responsibilty to be smart and discerning or else you may get burned.
  3. by   anchorRN
    I worked with an RN who posted a GFM to help pay for her 3 y.o. daughter's acting lessons because it was her dream. Um. No. Give me a break. Pay for that s**t yourself.

    However, there is definitely a good place for GFM for truly charitable causes, but its abused way too often imho.
  4. by   RiskManager
    Crowdfunding efforts often fall short in covering medical bills | HeraldNet.com

    An interesting article on the GFM for medical bills phenomenon.
  5. by   RNfaster
    Sometimes I think if folks don't have the money, they should scale down their plans... Here's a link to an article on low-cost funerals, including free cremations. I now better understand why Costco sells coffins. Looking for a “low cost” or even FREE cremation service?