Californians Use LA-Based Crowdfunding Site to Help Families of Sandy Hook Victims

Venice, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Los Angeles-based charity has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the families of the victims of the tragedy last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The campaign can be found at


When You Wish has been used successfully to raise significant funds for other causes including a recent raise of over $100,000 for the New Village Leadership Academy, a Southern California non-profit school supported by Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith.

The site has agreed to waive its usual 5% fee for any funds raised for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.    

About When You Wish

Founded in February 2011, is one of the oldest international crowdfunding websites. The site is available in native-language user experience to over 940 million people worldwide. The company's board of advisors is comprised of leaders in their respective fields and includes: John Mackey (Whole Foods Market), Zelda Marzec (Los Angeles-based investment advisor), Charles Annenberg (Annenberg Foundation), Drew Nicholson (Intel Corporation), and Carl Esposti (

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