Crowdfunding for kids’ summer programs takes off

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By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Bake sales? So 20th century. This summer, thousands of immature people will attend camps and educational programs interjection to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Donors can assistance center schoolers learn mechanism programming in Pennsylvania, support a care academy for Virginia teenagers or send children of jailed California relatives to sleepaway camp.

There are no statistics for a series of children and teenagers whose summer activities are being financed by crowdfunding, though Kelsea Little of GoFundMe says fundraising for summer camps is skyrocketing on a site.

Amy Sarisky contributed toward a GoFundMe debate for New York City high propagandize sophomore Lissette Barretto to attend a summer module during Stanford University.

She says she is happy to make an impact on a immature person’s life.

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