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11th of December 2018

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Time's Up tops list of most successful GoFundMe campaigns in 2018

Time's Up topped the list of the most successful 2018 GoFundMe campaigns.Time's Up topped the list of the most successful 2018 GoFundMe campaigns.Image: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images2018%2f10%2f10%2f8b%2funnamed6.aa10fBy Victoria Rodriguez2018-12-06 18:04:40 UTC

GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, released its annual "Year in Giving" report for 2018, which includes data about the most generous U.S. states and cities, global trends, and best of all, the top fundraisers by the numbers. 

The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, founded to provide legal support to people who have experienced sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, raised $22 million to become the largest GoFundMe campaign of all time. 

The top 10 fundraisers of 2018 collectively raised $58 million. Nearly two-thirds of people who donated to GoFundMe campaigns were first-time donors. Not only were people eager to give, they were also quick. A fundraiser for the Humboldt Broncos, a hockey team in Canada involved in a fatal bus crash that killed 16 people and injured 13 others, received 1.9 million views in the first 24 hours. 

We've included below all 10 of the top campaigns from 2018. Although the year is almost over, you can still donate to Time's Up and many other causes (denoted by an asterisk) on this list. As always, consider these tips to donate wisely and safely. 

At GoFundMe, we envision a world where all people have the power to make change, and we are grateful to be the destination where people go to help others every single day. Let's take a look back at 2018 & see just how big an impact we've made, together.

— GoFundMe (@gofundme) December 6, 2018

Help survivors of sexual assault and harassment connect to legal resources. 

People rallied behind the families of the Canadian hockey team who suffered from a devastating bus crash. 

These funds provided relief and financial support to the victims and families of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

These donations went to the March For Our Lives Action Fund, which helped fund the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., and the Broward Education Foundation. 

Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton teamed up with French social media star Jérôme Jarre and his humanitarian organization, Love Army, to build homes for Rohingya refugees.

After a mass shooting in October, people donated to support survivors, victims' families, and the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. 

Ari Fuld, an American Israeli, was stabbed to death in September by a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank. This campaign raised money to support his wife and four children.  

Carter, a 6-year-old, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a fatal brain disorder that currently has no cure. Donations will go to the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation, which funds Carter's clinical trial. 

Anthony Borges was shot multiple times during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. This campaign supports his recovery. 

This fundraiser was created to support Tia Coleman, who lost nine family members during a major boating accident this summer. 4803 6e2d%2fthumb%2f00001

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