It's the season of giving and a lot of people need help. Have some extra money and want to donate? Check out these Duluth area families that need some extra help. 

Sometimes life takes unexpected turns and you need help. Setting up GoFundMe pages are nice way to get donations. I searched Duluth, MN and there over 19,000 pages setup. I picked the first five on the search to get the conversation going.


  • Our Niece Ella Needs Her Village

    Ella is 10, and was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) on October 17, 2016. Her family set up the page because Ella is enrolled in a Clinical Trial/Research Study that may or may not be covered by insurance. The money they are raising will go towards medical costs not covered by insurance, travel to and from Duluth until they get a place, and help them with moving expenses, finding a place, groceries, diapers, etc. until they can get their feet firmly squared away in Duluth. You can donate to her page here.

  • House Fire

    On September 8tha Two Harbors family's house went up in flames. Everything is a total loss and The are in need of help to get back on their feet. Financial donations would help with them finding a new place to live and buying new clothing, shoes, etc. They would appreciate donations of clothing as well. Donate to their page here.

  • Katie's GoFundMe

    Two years ago Katie was planning on reentering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom, and had accepted a new job.  Her husband, Craig, resigned from his job in November and was going to stay at home with our three children.  In the weeks leading up to my start date, she began experiencing vision problems, sensitivity to sound and light, and loss of short-term memory.  she was unable to drive, care for her children and go to work. After many trips to the ER and seeing specialist after specialist, they are still trying to fiigure out what's causing the symptons. With Katie and Craig out of work and medical expenses piling up, they are looking for help. You can check out her page and donate here.

  • John Bushey Benefit And More

    John is undergoing chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his third recurrence of this incurable but treatable cancer first diagnosed in 2003, the cancer recurred in 2012 and again this year. He started an experiential treatment at the Mayo and has to travel there every three weeks for treatment. Despite having health insurance, the financial burden of tests and treatment are staggering and he needs help. You can help John by donating to his page here.

  • Help During The Loss Of Their Baby

    Brittnee and DJ found out last spring that they were expecting a little boy December 16, 2016. From the start Brittnee struggled with this pregnancy as she had severe hyperemesis gravidarum. It was so bad they put a PICC line in for about 2 months. Since July she has been in and out of work due to all her health issues.  On September 7th about 9:30PM her water began having a leak. She was only 25.5 weeks pregnant this was known as PPROM (premature rupture of the membranes) and was put on bed rest. On Monday September 12, 2016 at about 630AM Brittnee and DJ found out that they lost their son just under 27 weeks.  With all of the work that Brit has missed and not knowing for sure when she will be healthy, physically and mentally enough to go back after such a terrible and traumatic event, they asking for help. You can donate to their page here.

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