U of T students raise more than $10,000 for hotdog vendor with GoFundMe

When David Wosnick saw photos online of a hotdog vendor’s cart up in flames outside Robarts Library Sunday night, he knew he had to do something to help.

Wosnick started a GoFundMe campaign to get a new cart for the vendor, and then walked through the ice storm to Robarts to check up on him. Within hours, the campaign had raised $700 and by the next day had exceeded Wosnick’s $5,000 goal. By mid-week, students from across the university and the public at large raised more than $10,000.

“I saw the photo [of the cart on fire] and I felt someone was in need,” says Wosnick, a first-year master’s student in cell and systems biology. “My heart went out to him, and so I started the GoFundMe campaign.”…….“full article link”