This is a sponsored post by GiveForward; however, all opinions are strictly mine.
What if one day you found out your friend had cancer? Or if your neighbor was in an serious accident? Or if one of your child’s schoolmates needed a life-saving operation? Would you know how you could help?
We often feel unable to make a serious difference when the people in our lives need medical assistance. But what if you could make a difference beyond delivering a couple of meals?
GiveForward is a fundraising site designed to help friends and family come together to support someone in medical need. In under 10 minutes, you can easily set up a fundraiser for a friend. Just tell your loved one’s story, upload a few pictures and hit publish! Then share your page with friends and family using email, Facebook or other social media. You can even add in team member to help you spread the word.
Over the past several years, we’ve had several friends who have faced some a serious medical crisis, and I wish we had known about this service sooner. I often felt stuck and unable to help as much as I wanted to because I just didn’t know what to do.
Unlike over crowdfunding sites, GiveForward works with donors (who often cover the low transaction fee) so the money donated goes to the recipient in need unlike other crowdfunding sites. What I particularly like about the service is you are assigned a fundraising coach so you never feel like you’re working on your own. You can connect with a live person via phone, email or even online chat. Don’t believe me? Go check out the bios of their coaches.
At the end of the day, in addition to the money, many recipients feel the love from friends, neighbors and even strangers who donate and leave encouraging messages to help the person during their medical crisis. You just can’t put a price on that.