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Californians Use LA-Based Crowdfunding Site to Help Families of Sandy Hook Victims
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 17, 2012 02:25 PM
Venice, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Los Angeles-based charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the families of the victims of the tragedy last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The campaign can be found at http://www.whenyouwish.com/sandy-hook-fund.
When You Wish has been used successfully to raise significant funds for other causes including a recent raise of over $100,000 for the New Village Leadership Academy, a Southern California non-profit school supported by Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith.
The site has agreed to waive its usual 5% fee for any funds raised for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
About When You Wish
Founded in February 2011, http://www.whenyouwish.com is one of the oldest international crowdfunding websites. The site is available in native-language user experience to over 940 million people worldwide. The company's board of advisors is comprised of leaders in their respective fields and includes: John Mackey (Whole Foods Market), Zelda Marzec (Los Angeles-based investment advisor), Charles Annenberg (Annenberg Foundation), Drew Nicholson (Intel Corporation), and Carl Esposti (CrowdSourcing.org).
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