Sometimes you’ve just got to do a bit of good and help put the world to rights. We all want to help out people in need, but how do you do that and do something you love at the same time? Charity Stream are a group of guys who have been streaming video games in aid of charity for a while now, but they’ve just announced their new ‘season 2’ project: to help an orphanage in Haiti. They’ve also made a pretty great documentary that’ll rouse even the most miserable Scrooge McDuck.
Daniel Matros and Cory Niblett of Charity Stream went to Port Au Prince in Haiti last month with $11,000 worth of charity donation, to seek out orphanages in need of supplies, medication, and money. Haiti, as you may know, is the poorest region in the west, with 80% of its population stuck below the poverty line. The country came into the public eye in 2010 due to a massive earthquake that killed thousands of people, but the country’s trouble neither started nor finished there. Charity Stream is trying to alleviate some of the problems in Haiti by helping out children suffering in a harsh country without their parents. It’s admirable work, and playing games is the form in which the work starts.
The key to Charity Stream is, of course, people like you and me joining in and donating to the cause. You can head over to the stream itself on Twitch and watch the collective of gamers play and chat every day from 9pm (although they are away from GamesCom right now). If you donate during the stream, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win prizes that are provided by the stream’s sponsors, which include Razer and Cooler Master. You can also pick up some exclusive or signed merchandise from the Charity Stream shop, with all the proceeds going to the good causes.
You can tune into Charity Stream, as well as find out more about previous causes and how the stream works, at the Charity Stream website. You can also follow the guys on Facebook for regular updated on their good work right in your newsfeed.