A Little Help Can Make A Big Difference

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I think we have all heard stories about people who have lost a loved one unexpectedly and how the trauma of their loss is compounded with worry for their financial future, even down to funeral expenses. Just thinking about this makes me sad on so many levels. I’ve been so lucky that my family and I haven’t been faced with this, but I know people who have and I’ve been left wanting to help them, but not sure how to best help. I was also unsure how to organize a group effort of help. That is why I was really comforted to know that there is a new way to help them get some much-needed help during this difficult time and it is called

ALittleHelp is a community-funding platform for communities to support their friends and family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one. It helps those that find themselves in an unplanned financial struggle. It’s also a platform to celebrate the lives of those that were lost.

The unfortunate reality is that tragedies happen to good people every day. And in far too many situations, surviving members of a family find out too late that a financial plan wasn’t in place, or that it doesn’t cover all of what’s needed in the short term. 


I explored ALittleHelp and was really impressed by how they are helping those in need. They make setting up a fund quick and easy and it is ready in just a few minutes. The support goes further because ALittleHelp doesn’t keep any portion of contributions—other sites can take up to 9% of your donation. The only cost involved is the standard Paypal transaction fee of 2.9% and a per contribution fee of $0.30. They also focus solely on memorial funds, where other sites support a variety of causes so this keeps the focus on those experiencing a loss. 

ALittleHelp provides support for funeral and memorial service expenses, medical bills, mortgage or rent, school/college tuition, car payments and child care.

It is also sponsored by Legal & General America, a life insurance company with more than 65 years of experience that is part of the worldwide Legal & General Group. Since 1949, they’ve been committed to protecting families and communities. They know from experience that life insurance policies help families go on; the policy proceeds can help pay the mortgage, put food on the table, and keep college dreams alive. 

Here is a great video that explains more:

Do you know anybody that could use ALittleHelp?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of A Little Help. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I’m so moved by crowdfunding sites that aim to help people in their time of need. Alittlehelp sounds like a great site for when unexpected costs arise do to an unexpected loss.

  • This is such a nice movement. We lose people everyday and the families that they leave are sometimes not able to fund everything that’s needed. This will definitely help them out.

  • I haven’t heard of A little help, but this is such a good idea. When I was a kid, we lost my father unexpectedly, and it was a struggle for my mom to get by. This would have been really helpful to us.

  • nice movement! i should visit this ALittleHelp site and check it out! I love things like this!

  • i have watched the video since photos arnt loading properly! this is ver y interesting! i would like to participate in ALittleHlep

  • I just learn this from reading your post. Good that I came over this. It’s really good to know that there are still so many good people who are willing to help. I agree that little help can make a difference.

  • This post is worth sharing with others. It is emotionally draining to deal with the loss of a loved one, and surviving family needs all the love and support they can get to help them through this difficult time. I am happy that A Little Help is out there to make things easier for people to reach out and help those in need.

  • I admire people group like this. Helping others in time of need without asking of anything in return.

  • I love this! I think it is a great way to help a family going through a crisis. Sometimes we have no idea how to help, and this is a great way! Thank you so much for sharing this. 🙂

  • WOW. I love this. It’s so inspiring that there is an entire organization dedicated to helping those who have lost a loved one. I can’t think of anyone who might need this, but I’ll certainly keep it in mind.

  • I never heard of this organization before. I like that it’s built for a good cause to help those who’s in need of help during their difficult times. Keep up with the good work!

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