Give Forward Making a Difference

GiveForward is a motto I live by because I truly believe in the power of the individual. In Persian literature there is a saying that means something like

“Drop by drop it collects until it turns into a sea ....”
— Unknown

Our individual actions that are directed to a specific cause are just like drops of water. One by one they start to accumulate until they turn into a large body of water. A drop accomplishes little, yet a sea can move mountains! This is why I love a site called GiveForward

GiveForward is the world's #1 fundraising site for helping people in need. They help people come together and give support when they it's most needed. Since 2008, they have helped families raise over 120 million to help cover their expenses during hard times or honor the people that they care about. 

Different Ways to GiveForward

Different Ways to GiveForward

GiveForward can be used to help someone with covering their medical bills, give a little extra financial support when times are hard, pitch in for a much needed purchase, or assist with funeral costs. You choose what you want to help with and share the link with your family and friends to raise funds for the individual you are helping out. Even if you have no one close to help you can always opt to help a total stranger by exploring the fundraiser section on the site.

You are in charge to share why you are helping someone on GiveForward

You are in charge to share why you are helping someone on GiveForward

GiveForward came across this article about an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank being played on a 14 year old autistic boy in Bay Village, they were outraged and knew they had to do something. 

They started a fundraiser for this boy to show him love, rather than hate, and to teach him that he is a hero for knowing that was wrong and being able to come out and talk about what happened. 

We are inundated with news of crimes and injustices done to others on a daily basis, so much so that  98% of the time we tend to tune it out. When we see a tragedy or injustice on the news, we say "what a shame" and then we flip the channel and proceed to do NOTHING about it, as we expect someone else will step up and help. 

GiveForward wants to change that. They want people to know there is an outlet. According to them when people don't stand around being bystanders, magic can happen.

" We saw it when a bomb exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and this nation made a collective decision that we were going to do something about it. 

One of the many fundraisers started at that time was for a newlywed couple, Pat and Jess, who lost their legs in the bombing. Friends, family, and so many that were outraged by what happened that day were able to raise almost $900K for them, making sure that they would never have to worry about any of their medical expenses as they deal with their new life with prosthetic legs. 

We saw it again when Jeff Martin, a Michigan State fan, read a story about the friendship between Michigan State star basketball player, Adreian Payne and 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth who was fighting cancer. He didn't know either of them personally, but he decided he wasn't going to be a bystander and instead started a GiveForward page for Lacey. The fundraiser raised over $100K to help with Lacey's medical bills and was again, able to prove that magic can happen when we chose to act. " - GiveForward



GiveForward wants this magic to happen for the 14 year old boy that was subject to terrible bullying and the disgusting prank. I decided to join their campaign to spread the word and invite you to do the same. If you like to show the 14 year old autistic boy that the wold is full of caring people click here.

We don't have to be bystander's and can make a difference in the life of others by letting people know that there is a place they can turn to in times of need. You can help by talking about the fundraiser through social media to make this 14 year old boy feel the overwhelming support that he deserves right now.  

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