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YouHelp Out of the Box Crowdfunding Campaigns
Here at YouHelp we have many different types of crowdfunding campaigns going on at any given time – in fact; it’s our job. From Global Warming and Climate Change initiatives to Leukemia Research and even sending the underprivileged to college – we deal in it ALL. If you want to start a crowdfunding campaign of your own – YouHelp is the place for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! No matter how big or small. No matter how wild, witty or fun. Today we want to discuss our more creative and ambitious side of crowdfunding campaigns and ideas that just came across our desk and into our fundraising cross hairs. In this blog we would like to highlight a few of the folks coloring outside the lines of the norm, the fun, the noteworthy and of course the unique. So here goes…

The Artist Formerly Known As….

Help crowdfund the life size statue of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Life Size Statue of Prince Rogers Nelson

UNVEILING OF THE BRONZE STATUE: JUNE 7, 2020 IN HENDERSON, MN
Total Amount of Donations Needed: $12,000

$28,000 has already been raised toward the $40,000 total. For this amazing initiative any donation; or as much as you wish to donate will help us achieve the goal. No amount is too small or definitely too large… Read More

This is NOT a misprint and your eyes are NOT deceiving you. If you’re anywhere in the Henderson, MN area then your donation could most definitely award you the privilege and the eye candy of a life-size bronze statue of Mr. Purple Rain himself – The Artist Formerly Known As…Your favorite and mine…aka Prince.

Be some of the first donors to bring this dream to life for the good people of Henderson, MN and the campaign manager Kitty Hopkins. To learn more about Kitty Hopkins, the Prince Legacy Henderson Project or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – CLICK HERE.

Dona…Dona…Donate Now…

Help to restore the historic Thomas the Train prop - the Magic Lady

Help Restore Historic Thomas the Train Prop – The Magic Lady!

RESTORE THE MAGIC LADY:
Total Amount of Donations Needed: $30,000
$350 of the $30,000 has already been raised for this amazing campaign.
In December 2017, a large scale wooden train prop was utilized in the 2000 feature film Thomas the Magic Railroad. Following this, our organization refocused our mission from being a fan driven movement for an unreleased version of Thomas and the Magic Railroad to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization educating the public about the vast history of railway representation in media…Read More.

Lights, Camera, Color – Thomas Train Prop Everyone! Now is your chance to bring this American icon back to life and restore the Magic Lady back to her former glory for EVERYONE to enjoy alike. You don’t need to be a Thomas the Train fan to love this piece of history. This is definitely eye candy for ALL to enjoy! Don’t pass up the chance to donate to this crowdfund and participate and support this amazing piece of art and history!

You can bring this dream to life for the good people of the area and the campaign manager Eric Scherer. To learn more about Eric Scherer, the Restore the Magic Lady Prop or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – Click Here.

Be sure to visit both of the campaigns and get donating. These are worthy campaigns for anyone out there who’s ever had a dream they wanted to see come to life. Be a part of history in the making and the restoration of history which has already been made.

If you have an idea you’d like to bring to life, please visit the start page and begin your own campaign now! Click Here.

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We love you too! Take care and we’ll see you in the next episode!

Click Here to Start Your Crowdfunded Campaign Now!

18+ Organizations Accepting Hurricane Harvey Donations

As Hurricane Harvey rages through Texas with extensive flooding and detrimental winds, homes are falling apart and individuals are stranded with few places to turn. 15 people have died and the death toll continues to rise.

How can we help the organizations providing help as Harvey’s victims fight for their lives? While volunteers are greatly appreciated, we can’t all get there and physically help. The need for funding is essential.

In addition to starting a crowdfunding campaign on UHelp.com to raise money for the destruction of Harvey’s wake, there are numerous ways you can provide relief. If your foundation, nonprofit or corporation offers a grant that can help the victims of the storm, you can post the information on GrantWatch.

We have compiled a list of 18+ established organizations that are currently accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Why 18+? 18 is the numerical value of the Hebrew word for Chai, which represents life.  Why the plus sign? As you let us know of other established organizations with relief funds that are working for the survival of the Hurricane Harvey victims, we will add them to our ever-growing list.

1. American Red Cross

Red Cross opens overnight shelters, distributes emergency supplies, prepares hot meals, snacks and water for those in need and provides physical and mental health volunteers for first-aid treatment, prescription-medication and/or eyeglass replacement and emotional support.

2. Americares

Americares provides medicine, supplies, water and medical aid in emergency situations.

3. Best Friends’ Disaster Relief Fund 

Best Friends’ provides emergency assistance to animals in the wake of disasters, providing lifesaving work in disaster situations.

4. Coalition for the Homeless

https://www.homelesshouston.org/take-action/donate/

The Coalition supports organizations that directly provide services to homeless individuals. The organization is accepting donations to assist displaced individuals as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

5. Feeding Texas

Feeding Texas’ food banks provide food boxes, shelter meals and cleaning supplies to families impacted by the storm.

6. Greater Houston Community Foundation

The Foundation is a public charity in Houston under which Houston Mayor Sylvester Turned has created the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for the victims of the recent floods.

7. Heart to Heart International

https://www.hearttoheart.org/hurricaneharvey/

HHI supplies water, hygiene kits, Tetanus shots and other medical care to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

8. Houston Food Bank

https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/

Disaster-relief donations to Houston Food Bank will help provide food and supplies for southeast-Texas residents who need it most.

9. The Humane Society of the United States 

The Humane Society helps animals and their owners dealing with Harvey’s floods. The organization evacuates animals out of the disaster areas, providing both transport and rescue.

10. Lefkowitz Leadership Initiative

https://agudathisrael.org/disaster-relief-fund/?cat=lefkowitz-leadership-initiative

The Initiative provides food, clothing and Yomtov needs to Jewish families and institutions facing Harvey’s aftermath.

11. North American Mission Board

The Board deploys crisis buckets of storm supplies, prepares hot meals and performs mud-out, chainsaw and cleaning services on damaged homes.

12. Orthodox Union

The OU provides financial help for post-storm rebuilding.

13. Portlight 

https://www.portlight.org/home.html

Portlight uses inclusive disaster strategies to assist people with disabilities affected by catastrophes.

14. Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors and relief workers and will support long-term recovery tactics following immediate disaster-response efforts.

15. Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse establishes tractor-trailer volunteer stations in disaster zones. Teams of volunteers provide damage-repair services such as cutting trees, tarping roofs, and performing mud-outs.

16. Save the Children Federation

The Federation provides supplies and services to families in shelters.

17. Texas Diaper Bank

The Diaper Bank gives diapers and disaster-relief kits to families with young children.

18. United Airlines

The Airline is taking up donations for larger disaster-relief organizations such as Red Cross, Airlink, Americares, etc. The Airline is also giving away airline miles in exchange for donations.

19. Seasons

If you prefer to donate physical supplies, Seasons collects and transports high-demand items for the survivors in Houston, TX.

20. Chabad-Lubavitch Center

If you are looking for another way to help those impacted by the flooding in the Houston region, Chabad-Lubavitch Center, Texas Regional Headquarters has created an Amazon Wish List with basic items that are desperately needed as supplies run out.

If you would like to start a UHelp campaign for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, sign up here.

If you know of a well-established organization that is accepting donations that is not listed here, please provide the details in the comment section below and send us an email at support@uhelp.com.

Stay Safe, Texas.

About the Author: Staff writer for UHelp