Crowdfunding can be a great way to get a charity or creative project off the ground if youre starved for cash.
Case in point: Reality star turned fashion designer Whitney Port has taken to Indiegogo with the goal of raising $50,000 to show her clothing line, Whitney Eve, at New York Fashion Week come September.
The money will be spent on the necessary components of a successful runway show namely models, a stylist, DJ, space fee and payment for a production company.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ports estimated worth is $3.5 million.
You guys [friends and fans] are so important to us, so we want you to be a part of this and see what it takes to put on an amazing fashion show, Port says in the video touting her event.
Unlike Kickstarter, which maintains a specific focus through project guidlines, Indiegogo is an open platform.
Weve seen the site fund some very worthwhile causes such as a vacation for one harassed school bus monitor, but this request from Port feels like an attempt to gain publicity more than cash.
One dollar will earn you a shout out on Facebook, while $450 will earn you front row seats at the show you helped pay for.
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