With so many negative things happening in 2020, I thought I’d highlight some good that’s happening but not nearly as talked about. PewDiePie has recently been streaming on YouTube, with his latest stream around the Last of Us Part 2. However, what’s not often talked about is what he does with the YouTube membership perks revenue, and that is giving all away to charity! This got me thinking of other YouTubers who are currently using their platform to make a difference in the world.
From what I’ve been able to gather, it started with his donation to the Memorial Fund for George, who died by police brutality. He also raised over $106k + 10k (his contribution) to victims of police violence, the sentencing project and for small business effected by looting/riots. And now, he’s decided for this month (June 2020) to donate for “Save the children” for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Deji recently bought four apartments which he says he will be renovating and given away for council houses in the UK to help those who may have been impacted by Covid-19.
jacksepticeye and markiplier have recently themselves also held a stream for “Hope From Home”, a first-of-its-kind multi-platform digital fundraising event taking place on World Health Day to help fight the impacts of COVID-19. MrBeast also joins the list when he donated $1 Million worth of food to charities in the US who have been struck by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ninja has donated £23,000 to a stream raising money for the Australian wildfires, much to the surprise of its organiser Lachlan Power, who held a charity stream of his own to raise at least $10,000 (£8,000), but a single donation of $30,000 (£23,000) completely destroyed his target, and it came from Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins himself.
Ethan Klein, also known as H3H3 has been giving away around $500 for 100 days on Twitter, also related to Covid-19. Zoie Amira turned one of her an art exposition video to highlight various artists and musicians and all the profit made in that video is going to the fight for BlackLivesMatter!
MKBHD also did his part to raise awareness of the BlackLivesMatter by not only sharing the link to the site that has all the details but also shining the spotlight on other creators he felt needed the recognition!
And of course there’s literally thousands of streamer and youtubers who’ve made their mark and impact with their platform. I hope this inspires you to contribute however way you can and helps shed some positive energy in light of the crisis we all face in 2020!