Request for Donations

Ben’s Friends Needs Your Support

Since its founding, Ben’s Friends has always depended on donations from friends and family. Our strategy is to operate on a shoestring budget, covering expenses such as website hosting, maintenance and improvement, software subscriptions, and supplies.

We stay away from sources that could negatively affect the communities. For instance, pharma companies and research facilities have long been requesting to advertise in our communities but we resist this to ensure members’ freedom to post their opinions about any drug or treatment facility. (We do, however, only encourage people to publicly post positive reviews.)

We always look for grants and donations, however, they come sporadically especially during these difficult times.

It is for this reason that we need to turn to some of you for voluntary donations.

We are launching a Bens Friends Patreon page, a platform that will allow patrons to voluntarily give monthly donations.

Where will your donations go?

Ben’s Friends needs your support so that we can continue to help patients and their families.

If you become a patron, you would be supporting the operations and improvement of the 40-plus online communities of Ben’s Friends that help individuals suffering from rare diseases and chronic illnesses such as:

  • Eagle Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

We would like to emphasize that signing up as a patron is completely voluntary.

Our communities will remain free to use.

Patrons may also cancel their monthly pledge anytime.

If you can provide support, please check out our Ben’s Friends Patreon page and sign up as a patron.

Hi Rose,

Is there a way I can sign up to give a monthly donation of more than $5 as that’s the max I saw allowed on the Patreon platform. I looked at the BF donation page & it looks to be set up only for a one time donation.

Thanks for your help!

Wendy (Isaiah_40_31)

I’m going to look into that for you. I know that I’m doing monthly as well. Super easy to set up, and barely even noticeable in my account. Such an easy way to contribute.

Sharon from ModSupport

Hi Wendy!

Seenie here. We’ve got an answer, in case you haven’t seen it yet:

Thanks for asking! Now we all know.


Thank you, Clasina! I’ll check that out.

Wendy. :blush:

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