Charlie McDonnell, Lex Croucher, and Rosianna Halse Rojas were among the YouTubers to support 2016’s Project for Awesome campaign, which raised over $2.1 million for various charities.
The campaign involves creators from across the world who each pick a charity and create a video showcasing the charity’s work. The aim is to increase levels of donations as well as to raise awareness of the work of the charities chosen.
Charlie McDonnell “collaborated” with his cat Gideon to produce an EP of Christmas classics in aid of the Wildlife Conservation Network. Snippets of the songs can be heard at the end of Charlie’s video:
The above are just a few of the hundreds of videos created for Project for Awesome 2016.
The YouTubers involved in the campaign have also encouraged donations by providing perks, including a themed calendar, blooper reels, coins, posters, tea-towels, and personally baked cookies. Lex and Rosianna also offered commentary of Gilmore Girls and The West Wing respectively.
Following the live stream, John Green announced on Twitter the latest estimate of the money raised for various charities was over $2 million. The figure raised has since broken $2.1 million.
— John Green (@johngreen) December 11, 2016
Project for Awesome 2016 is still currently open for donations. Those wishing to donate can do so on the campaign’s Indiegogo page.
The campaign and the videos created can be found using the hashtag #P4A2016, or by visiting Project for Awesome’s Twitter.
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