Donuts, Gofundme, and a humorous way to humanize bike theft

Donuts, Gofundme, and a humorous way to humanize bike theft

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“Buy Doug a bike and 6 jelly donuts,” might be the best crowdfunding campaign title we’ve ever seen

Doug is a Portland-based web developer who got his bike stolen on August 6th. Despite parking in the garage of his southwest Portland office, thieves took his beloved bike and his co-workers say he hasn’t been the same since. One of them, Jeanne Goshe, created a campaign on Gofundme.com to help Doug get back on a bike. The campaign hopes to raise $1,000 for the bike and $6 for a half-dozen jelly donuts.

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Here’s an excerpt from the fundraising appeal:

“Now, I don’t know much, but I know what it’s like to suffer a great loss. I also know that the only thing that will ease that pain is money and lots of it. I sincerely believe that if we throw enough money at this bikeless shell of a man, he might know happiness again.”

The whole thing is pretty creative and funny. Check out the campaign on Gofundme.com.


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