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9. YouTuber Brooke Roberts was filming a social experiment when he handed a homeless woman a sandwich as she sat on skid row. Turns out, that was Evan Olsen’s mom. Evan was watching Roberts video when he spotted Jaime Garlinghouse, who had vanished some time ago. She had been living with addiction and mental illness when she disappeared. The family had given her up for dead, until the video was posted. Evan’s father, Eddie, wrote to Roberts and the family tried to help her. Roberts has pleaded for others to donate to the family.
8. Vlogger Zoella… or Zoe Sugg… has dealt with panic attacks and anxiety much of her life. So she spoke to her 11 million subscribers about it, and started a Don’t Panic Button campaign. Wearing a button is a symbol of support for those who battle anxiety and Zoe is now considered the new Digital Ambassador for the Mind by giving others confidence.
7. YouTubers John and Hank Green came up with Nerdfighteria, which is a community subculture. With it, the brothers have encouraged others to contribute to various charitable organizations with something called Project for Awesome. This is a yearly event on Dec. 17 for viewers to upload and promote their charities. So far, the annual campaign has raised more than $480,000.
6. Markiplier and Jacksepticeye promised their viewers in a live stream that if they raised $100,000 in four hours for the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, they would dye their hair. Well, they reached that goal… and then some. So Mark, or Markiplier, dyed his hair pink, and Sean, or Jacksepticeye, dyed his hair green. Mark’s hair color is now back to its normal color. But Sean, as far as we know, still maintains the green hair look.
5. YouTuber Yousef Erakat was scheduled to have one of his fans come and meet him, but he discovered that fan couldn’t show up because he had to go to a chemo treatment because of Ewing’s scarcoma cancer. So Yousef decided to go to his fan. He showed up at Mahmoud Badran’s home and had a good talk with his young fan. He has watched Yousef’s channel for years and wants to be a YouTuber himself. But he didn’t have the proper equipment. So Yousef started a fundraising page for Mahmoud to raise $3,000 for equipment and $7,000 for his college fund. When that goal was reached, Yousef himself donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society. And Mahmoud now has his own channel.
4. Tyler Oakley has used his channel as an influential platform for the LGBTQ community and has even advised the President of the United States on how to connect with the youth. He uses his birthday…March 22… to raise awareness for the Trevor Project, which focuses on preventing suicide among those in the LGBTQ community. Tyler uses his platform as a voice for today’s youth.
3. Enough is enough. YouTuber Lilly Singh, also known as Super Woman, launched the Girl Love Challenge to encourage her female viewers to end girl-on-girl hate. This can be accomplished, she said, by complimenting their peers through social media. Says Lilly: ‘The sad reality is that girl-on-girl hate is such a big issue in schools, at work, all online, and it never made any sense to me, because as women we know how awesome other women can be.” Lilly encourages her fans to share her video, and post a tweet, Facebook status or Instagram that compliments another woman with the hashtag: GirlLove. Tell ya what, if we could end all the hate and bullying… girls or boys… that would be just fine by me. Unfortunately, some YouTubers… that’s all they want to do… is bully people, as I mentioned in a recent video. It all just needs to stop.
2. When YouTuber Carrie Hope Fletcher’s role on Les Miserables ended, she cut all of her hair off to promote a JustGiving page and her fans pitched in $16,000 for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity. Carrie then donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust, which donates hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair from illnesses. She thanked fellow YouTuber John Green for inspiring her to do this.
1. Because of his supreme popularity, the aforementioned PewDiePie has garnered support for lots of fundraising drives. He has donated contest cash winnings to the World Wildlife Fund and raised money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. During a water campaign, he donated a dollar for every 500 views on a video announcing the campaign, up to a maximum of $10,000. The amount raised in that campaign was nearly half a million dollars. He then helped raised $630,000 for the Save the Children charity. PewDiePie also hosted a livestream for RED, a charity to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa. By the end of the stream, $1.3 million had been raised. I want to applaud PewDiePie for his efforts and giving nature. And I’m glad he’s at the top of the YouTubers’ list instead of someone who is selfish and stingy with their wealth. The best thing you can do in life… is give back.
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