“Sweet Cakes by Melissa Raises Record Amount of Cash on Crowdfunding Site”
By George Rede
The Oregonian | Oregon Live
Supporters of the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa are putting their money where their mouth is.
A crowdfunding campaign for the embattled business has eclipsed $350,000 in little more than two months – a record amount on the Continue to Give site, The Washington Times reports.
Jesse Wellhoefer, founder of Continue to Give, said the Sweet Cakes effort has raised more than any previous campaign on behalf of individuals in the three-year-old crowdfunding website’s history, the Times said.
As of noon Wednesday (Pacific time), the campaign had raised $358,500 from 7,750 donors, more than doubling the $150,000 goal announced when it began May 5 and far exceeding a potential six-figure debt faced by Sweet Cakes. Click here to continue reading.