Creator: Jameelah Kareem
Funding goal: $1,500 (now $5,000 with all extra proceeds going to her friend)
Current status: $1,747
The heavyweight of all ratchet crowdfunding stories, the woman behind this project writes, “After I saw a man raised $55,000 to make potato salad on a similar site, I figured this was worth a shot. lol” Jah is from South Jersey and had wanted to go to Vegas to see the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight with her friends, but she needed money for her flight and hotel. She started a campaign, asked for $1500, and met her goal. Ask and ye shall receive.
Since reaching her goal, Jah has announced that she’s donating anything else that comes in to her high school friend who is battling cancer. But “the haters” don’t believe her, so she’s announced that she’s shutting down her campaign. Haters to the left, y’all. Haters to the left.