ONLINE CREATORS DECREASING WORLD SUCK
The very first Project for Awesome was organized in 2007, and has been held each December since. This year, Project for Awesome is December 6th (beginning at 12:00pm EST) to December 8th (ending at 11:59am EST).
During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos talking about and advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. As a community, we promote these videos and raise money for the charities.
In 2018, the community raised over $1,500,000, including several generous matching donations. The donations were split between two organizations chosen by John & Hank, along with twenty-five charities chosen by the online video community.
Legally speaking, the Project for Awesome is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck
, a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization. You can see a list of all the charities to which the FTDWS has disbursed money in the past here
SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Project for Awesome has three parts.
First, YOU. Amazing community members from around the world make videos about a charity that is particularly important to them. The videos are submitted to the Project for Awesome website*, but should also be shared, viewed, discussed, and commented on around the internet. You can make your own video or vote for your favorite videos on the P4A site, which helps determine the charities that receive funding.
*You can submit videos from 12:00am EST on December 3rd through 11:59am EST on December 8th, and videos will start going live on the website starting at 12:00pm EST on December 6th. You can vote on videos 12:00pm EST on December 6th through 11:59am EST on December 8th.
Second, fundraising. A huge portion of the money raised comes from the Indiegogo campaign
where you can donate in exchange for awesome perks. With perks like our annual calendar, pressed pennies, signed artwork, costumes and props from your favorite creators, digital downloads of exclusive videos and podcasts, and so much more, you’re bound to find something fun.
The Indiegogo will be open from 12:00am EST on Tuesday, December 3rd to 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, December 11th.
Third, the livestream! This is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, announce new perks, put peanut butter on their faces, inhale helium, perform sock puppet theatre, do their happy dances, and sing Christmas songs… It’s an adventure. You never know what will happen, so tune in and join the party!
The P4A livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on December 6th through 12:00pm EST on December 8th.
All funds raised during the first half of the campaign (December 3rd at 12am EST through December 7th at 11:59am EST) will go to Save the Children
& Partners in Health
. Funds raised during the second half of the campaign (December 7th at 12pm EST through December 11th at 11:59pm EST) will go to the top community-voted charities. Matching donors may help compound the funds raised during these two halves
And don't forget to share the fun! Spread the word to your friends using the hashtag #p4a2019, and tag us on Twitter
, and Tumblr
Hank Green, John Green, Julie Walsh Smith, Victoria Bongiorno, Marie Ann Fernandez-Silva, Rosianna Halse Rojas, Zulaiha Razak, Valerie Barr, Rachel Calderon Navarro, Ashe Walker, Duncan Gasiewicz, Ceri Riley, Maia Ledesma, Nate Biel, Matthew Gaydos, Sam Schultz, Kellyn Richardson, Katie Hambor, John Lee, Nerdfighteria, perk fulfillment volunteers, Stage TEN, DFTBA Records, YouTube, Indiegogo, The Foundation to Decrease World Suck Board of Directors, the P4A Advisory Board, and all perk donors and livestream participants.
Send us an email at [email protected]
and we’ll get back to you soon (but maybe not REALLY soon if you email during the livestream).