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Give to potato salad guy & not to the homeless?

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  • Kickstarter to make potato salad raised $55,000

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Give to potato salad guy & not to the homeless?

Zack Brown wanted to make potato salad. So, he got on the crowd sourcing website Kickstarter and simply asked for $10 to make his dish. For some reason, it caught on with people. At one point he raised $80,000! After some adjustments and disqualified donations, the final about is $55,492. Yes, that much money to make potato salad.

Brown has announced that he will take the money and host a music fest called "Potato Stock 2014" with the proceeds going toward Columbus, Ohio charities. 

Mike Galanos asked: why do people donate to "make a potato salad" but not to real causes directly, like the homeless, and the needy.

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