Sean McLoughlin teamed up with Tiltify for the fundraising effort and raised $661,628 through his own livestream while others ran simultaneously.
Sean McLoughlin organised #HopeFromHome raising money to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19), working alongside Tiltify, United Way Worldwide, The United Nations Foundation and Comic Relief. In a recent video, he announced their ideas, explaining that he wants “as many creators as possible to help raise awareness of the illness”. Creators from across the world have been livestreaming to raise money for the #HopeFromHome initiative, totalling over $1.7 million so far.
Thank you SO much to all the other people who streamed and helped raise money and awareness today as well. The global total stands at over $1.5 Million so far and it's still going. Thank you for taking the time and using your platform to do good!
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) April 8, 2020
Creators who hosted #HopeFromHome livestreams included:
- Sean McLoughlin who raised over $661,628
- JaidenAnimations who raised over $260,100
- CrankGameplays who raised over $151,600
- Markiplier who raised over $119,600
- LordMinion777 who raised over $52,256
- ItsFunneh who raised over $37,700
- Dawko who raised over $36,000 and is now bald
- Smosh who raised over $6,200
- PJ Liguori who raised over $2,000
- DanTDM who raised over $1,300
THANK YOU to everyone who joined the stream, donated, and just hung out with us. Together we raised almost ✨$260,000✨ for the COVID-19 fundraiser which blows my mind dude. I can't wrap my head around that number hahaha. You're all the best :) pic.twitter.com/yySDrXXhPd
— JaidenAnimations (@JaidenAnimation) April 7, 2020
The donation page was previously released, and on 7 April Sean held a fundraising event, encouraging “as many creators as humanly possible” to come together and run their own live streams to raise awareness for COVID-19. Viewers were also encouraged to donate to the official fundraising page.
Sean is well-known for using his platforms to raise money for causes he cares about, but he expressed the authenticity of this specific fundraiser, stating, “This is something that is very serious, something that affects every single one of us. It’s increasing everyday, and if all of us who have an audience come together separately, we can raise money for this one goal.”
The #HopeFromHome Campaign is also collaborating with the project, aiming to be the first “global initiative to fight COVID-19, the most urgent health crisis of our time”. Those looking for updates regarding the fundraiser can do so via the hashtag.
— Red Nose Day USA | #HopeFromHome (@RedNoseDayUSA) April 7, 2020