Has anyone used crowdfunding websites to get donations for inmates?
My penpal wants to buy craft supplies, but I don't have the amount of money he needs.

I've looked into how crowdfunding works, but there are a few problems...
e.g. will they accept his Western Union Money Transfer details as an account?
Plus, how to attract donors? On gofundme it says your friends and family should make a donation first before strangers will contribute. They say you should share your campaign on facebook. But I already know that most of my friends and family wouldn't give me a dime for something like this.

Has anyone ever tried this method? What was your experience?