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Black Lives Matter Donations Went To Unrelated Foundation | BuzzFeed News

By Ryan Mac and Brianna Sacks
June 15, 2020

When Elena Iliadis searched for “Black Lives Matter” on GoFundMe, the popular online fundraising platform, she didn’t do much research on the first verified foundation that popped up.

Inspired to help the cause, the 19-year-old Georgetown University sophomore and her a capella group, the Phantoms, raised nearly $1,100 for what they thought was the global movement to bring racial justice and defund the police. It wasn’t until she was contacted by BuzzFeed News that the student learned her group had been collecting money for a completely unaffiliated cause.

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Source: Black Lives Matter Donations Went To Unrelated Foundation | BuzzFeed News

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