GoFundMe for Keaton Jones: Where Should The Money Go?
The creator of the GoFundMe wants donors to decide where the money should be donated.
It looks like something good MAY come of this story after all - earlier this week, we talked about the heartbreaking video posted by Tennessee resident Kimberly Jones of her son Keaton, crying over being bullied at school.
Celebrities chimed in, invited him to movie premieres, NFL games, and a GoFundMe was started for the family. And then, allegations of money-grabbing and racism surfaced. It was alleged that Keaton was using the "N" word at school, and may have been bullying other kids himself.
Most recently, it was found that his father, who is incarcerated, is a white supremacist.
Now, the question is - what to do with the $56K that was raised?
The creator of the GoFundMe, Joseph Lam is taking suggestions from donors of where to send the money. Lam posted on Tuesday:
Good Afternoon everone, I've been working diligently on this today. I know things have taken an unexpected turn here with this story but the cause is still the same. This was about Bullying, specifically in this case, Keaton. I’m working on a couple of things but will not move forward without approval from everyone. I think we can use this for some good. But again it will be the decision of everyone.
If you donated to the GoFundMe, it's also okay to request a refund, which you can do HERE.
If you don't want a refund, may I suggest a donation to anti-bullying and/or anti-hate organizations?