2020 "Season's Suffering" with DesertPogona:
Live on November 26!
Join our multi-talented, magnanimous, and slightly masochistic streamer DesertPogona as he powers through a really "great" video game over the Thanksgiving holiday! For 24 hours, he'll be raising money for Direct Relief and its COVID-19 relief efforts. Since 1948, Direct Relief has worked to help people who confront enormous hardship to recover from disasters and improve the quality of their lives.
Please help vote for the game he'll be streaming, and join us on November 26 on the Variety is HOPE channel to give support to those in need!
Vinesauce is HOPE
Over the past 7 years, the Vinesauce community has helped to raise more than $974,000 USD for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) in Irvine, CA. Founded in 1982, PCRF has focused its efforts on funding research to improve the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with malignant diseases.
We’ve come a long way since our first event back in 2014, having grown at a rate of 753%! The event’s original goal was $5,000.00, which was summarily crushed in its first hour. By the close of the event, we had reached $24,663.00, which was enough to fund a research seed grant.
In 2015, we introduced merchandise proceeds to the mix, reaching nearly double the total of the first year at $55,716.00.
In 2016, we increased by nearly double yet again; the event closed out at a six-figure total of $108,209.25.
In 2017, we lengthened Vinesauce is HOPE from a 2-day overnight schedule to 3 full days of content, and our direct donations broke the $100K mark for the first time, leaving our event’s grand total at $137,366.00.
In 2018, we included a 28-page event magazine, created by our volunteers, with our charity merchandise, with those proceeds exceeding $50K for the first time. The grand total with direct donations was a whopping $181,902.00!
2019 was another record year thanks to the extreme generosity of the community. With our new partners at Fangamer and Chrono.gg, and direct donations amounting over $150K, our total came out to $210,338.92!
Finally, in 2020, the Vinesauce fans and community came together once more to shatter all of our records once more. The total came out to $256,515, and has set the stage for 2021 to be the year where we surpass the coveted goal of raising a cumulative $1,000,000 USD over all years.
Heckraiser 2019: $10,702.91 raised!
Our first “Heckraiser” on Oct 26-27, 2019 was a graveyard smash! Thank you for haunting our Twitch channel with us and helping us raise $10,702.91 for Variety is HOPE!