I’ve gathered a list of funds, kickstarters, custom t-shirts, mix-tapes etc for charity.
“Even though we currently live in Nicaragua we do stay up to date on the daily news in the US. We were truly shocked and hurt, as everyone else was around the world, by the bombings that occurred in Boston yesterday. We wanted to do something about it right away even though we are 2,273 miles away from Boston. We figured that we can still make a difference through donating a large portion of the money from some of our bracelets to the new foundation The One Fundcreated by Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, and Boston Mayor, Tom Menino. If you buy any of the following bracelets this week we will donate $3, $5 or $10, relative to the price of the bracelet, to The One Fund on your behalf”
“adidas commends the City of Boston, first responders, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and all volunteers for their reaction to the tragic events on April 15. To honor this spirit and to support those who were affected, we will donate 100% of all proceeds from the Boston Tribute Tee to The One Fund Boston.”
4/23 they wrote this: “I got to be honest. I think the only people who truly understand how powerful the Stoolies are are other Stoolies. We put these donation shirts on sale at 9:50pm on a Saturday Night. By the morning we’d raised 10K. I reblogged them at noon. Within an hour the shirt company who runs the store was red flagged and shut down by their bank because money was coming in too fast for it to be real. But not before Stoolies had raised an additional 15K bringing the the total to 25K for the cause. I’m talking 15K in 45 minutes! I’ve been screaming at people trying to get the store back online all day, but due to it being a Sunday and general incompetence I couldn’t get it done. It sucks because I know we would have been over 100K by now. So for all those looking to buy the shirts that ABC World News just featured please be patient. The store will be back online tomorrow at 10am and we’ll be full speed ahead.”
“Allston Pudding’s Marathon Relief Benefit Mixtape is available now. For a donation of 1 dollar or more, this 130 song compilation is all yours. 10 dollars or more and be entered to win an Allston Pudding sweatshirt. All proceeds will go to benefit The One Fund Boston, so please donate, listen, and share this link. Enormous thanks to all who contributed to this. Boston Music 4ever.
We are donating at least $7.50 of every We Are Boston shirt (70% of all proceeds less order shipping/management) from the sale of this shirt to One Fund Boston.
Like good ol’ wicked awesomeness, these HealBoston tees were
designed, manufactured and printed right here in the USA. All proceeds go to One Fund Boston.
This fundraising campaign is simple: preorder a “Hearts for Boston” pin, patch or t-shirt designed by local artist Dan Blakeslee as both a symbol of solidarity for the victims and a concrete measure of financial support for the Richard family.
From r/boston (reddit.com):
- The One Fund, started by Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick “to help the people most affected”
- America’s Fund, part of the Semper Fi Fund, whose primary focus is on members of the US Armed Forces, has a Boston Marathon Relief Fund. Their board has many Marine Corps veterans and seems pretty legit.
- The Kraft family is matching up to $100K in donations made to the One Fund through the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (note “Boston Marathon” in the message box).
- Boston’s First Responders Fund, run by the Boston Fire Fighters Credit Union
- Technology Underwriting Greater Good, a tech/entrepreneur group, has a fund.
- Patriots defensive caption Vince Wilfork via Twitter: “Text VINCE to 50555 to donate $10 to the Vince Wilfork Foundation all proceeds until end of the month will benefit victims of Boston bombs.” Also: “If we get 1000 people 2donate the Vince Wilfork Foundation will donate an additional $10,000.00 to help the victims of this horrible event”
- The Richard family (one killed, two injured) has 2-3 funds out there.
- This one is online and says it’s set up by volunteers at the MIT Center for Public Media. (WePay takes a 2.9% + $0.30 fee.)
- According to Massachusetts State Rep Marty Walsh, Two local Dorchester companies are also accepting money by check or money order, payable to “The Richard Family Fund”:
- The Richard Family Fund, c/o Meetinghouse Bank, 2250 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124
- The Richard Family Fund, c/o Vargas and Vargas Insurance Agency, 1133 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
- The Salem Five Charitable Organization (charitable arm of a bank, I think) is also taking donations because the Bill Richard, the father, is a 1988 graduate of Salem High School. The Globe says “Donations can be made at any Salem Five branch or by sending a check to Salem Five, Attn: Richard Family Fund, 210 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.”
- White family (3 injured: mother, father and son) YouCaring (YouCaring does not take a mandatory cut)
- Unnamed family (2 injured: father and 3-year-old) YouCaring (YouCaring does not take a mandatory cut)
- Nicole and Michael Gross (injured: couple?) YouCaring (YouCaring does not take a mandatory cut)
- Jeffrey Bauman (injured) at YouCaring according to the Globe. YouCaring doesn’t take a cut of donations, so this would be preferred from an efficiency standpoint. Here is a GoFundMe (GoFundMe takes a 5% cut).
- Marc Fucarile (injured) fundraising site (Paypal takes 2.9% + $0.30 per credit card transaction.)
- Celeste and Sidney Corcoran (injured: mother and daughter) GoFundMe (GoFundMe takes a 5% cut)
- Adrianne Haslet and Adam Davis (injured: wife and husband) GoFundMe (GoFundMe takes a 5% cut)
- Roseann Sdoia (injured) GoFundMe (GoFundMe takes a 5% cut)
- Lisa Charney (injured) GiveForward (GiveForward takes a 7% cut)
- Brittany Loring (injured) GiveForward (GiveForward takes a 7% cut)
- Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky (injured: husband and wife) GiveForward (GiveForward takes a 7% cut)
- Krystle Campbell (killed) – According to Fox Boston, Ms. Campbell’s family requests for any donations be made to: Krystle M. Campbell Memorial Fund, 25 Park St., Medford, MA 02155
- Sean Collier (killed) – According to MIT’s obituary, Mr. Collier’s family requests that gifts in his memory go to The Jimmy Fund.
- Lingzi Lu (killed) – BU is setting up a scholarship in her memory.
- David Henneberry (boat destroyed) probably already has enough money to buy a new boat. The most legit campaign looks like a CrowdTilt. CrowdTilt takes a 2.5% cut. There’s also a number of Indiegogo campaigns going on to help fund replacing the boat. Indiegogo charges 9% for uncompleted campaigns and 4% for completed campaigns.
I will gather benefit shows too. In the meantime here’s this.
I love you, Boston. Here it is your moment of Zen: