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‘Tis the Season of Giving on YouTube!

By The YouTube Team

Today we kick off the final sprint in YouTube’s Season of Giving! Over the past few weeks, creators from all over the country – and the world – have rallied their fans to raise money and awareness for causes near and dear to their hearts.

This week the creator frenzy-of-goodness goes into overdrive with livestreams, collabs and special events focused on bringing the YouTube community together, all in the name of generosity.

Read on for all the details!

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Stephanie and MatPat of The Game Theorists at St. Jude in Memphis.  


The Game Theorists take over Giving Tuesday for St. Jude


Warning: You aren't going to get anything done this Tuesday, because you’re going to be watching The Game Theorists’ all-day livestream in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

MatPat and Stephanie Patrick are bringing together some of your favorite creators for a 9-hour livestream like no other. You know amazing things are going to happen when Binging with Babish, The Completionist, Dawko, Jackie Aina, Because Science (Kyle Hill), Markiplier, Miranda Sings, NateWantstoBattle, TheOdd1sOut, Rhett and Link, Rosanna Pansino, SomethingElseYT, The Try Guys, and VSauce3 band together. This mighty crew of creators is dedicated to helping St. Jude defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases.

And just to up the ante, Scott Cawthon, creator of the insanely popular game, Five Nights at Freddy’s, has committed that he’ll personally donate $500,000 to St. Jude if fans can find easter eggs in an unreleased, made-just-for-the-event game, launching on Tuesday, within one hour of the game going live. Join MatPat, Markiplier and Dawko as they work together to unlock money for St. Jude and #CancelCancer.

The livestream kicks off at 10 a.m. PT. You aren’t going to want to miss a moment!

Have you bought your tree yet?


MrBeast and Mark Rober, the creators and masterminds behind #TeamTrees, joined forces with the goal of raising $20 million to plant 20 million trees by January 1, 2020. The juggernaut campaign is rolling into its final weeks, with only 4 million trees to go!

From all over the world, people have rallied behind the simplicity of the campaign: $1 raised plants 1 tree. Donations flooded in from the start. Within the first 48 hours of launch, #TeamTrees raised $5 million. And within the first week, people uploaded over 3,800 videos with the #TeamTrees tag on YouTube.

#TeamTrees has proven that the sum of many small actions of kindness can make a huge, positive impact on the world. And there is still time to buy a tree, join the movement and become part of this historic fundraiser!

Creators choose, everyone wins!


This week YouTube will be filled with opportunities to learn more about causes and share donations. Check out the many fundraisers: from the 13th annual Project for Awesome from Hank and John Green (aka vlogbrothers) to Khan Academy’s All in for Education livestream to Hope For Paws rescuing animals and much more.

We’ve created a playlist to help you find some of the top fundraisers planned for Giving Week. Come for the great videos, stay for the great causes!

The spirit of generosity and support is one of the things that makes our community so special. On behalf of everyone at YouTube, thank you to all of the creators, fans and friends who are using their voices to make the world a better place.