Felicia Day and quite a number of friends helped raise over $250,000 for charity for the Nonprofit organization RAICES, to #KeepFamiliesTogether.
Felicia hosted a 12 hour livestream, featuring games, music, and so much more.
Garnering over 850,000 viewers total on live streaming platform Twitch, the 12-hour marathon of gaming and community outreach featured appearances by Avengers director Joss Whedon, Grant Imahara (“Mythbusters”), Ruth Connell (“Supernatural”), Rob Benedict (“Supernatural”),Josh Brenner (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), Seth Green (“Family Guy,” “Robot Chicken”), Team Unicorn’s Clare Grant, Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, “Firefly”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Garfunk
el & Oates’ Kate Micucci, David Dastmalchian (Ant Man & The Wasp), Troy Baker (“The Last Of Us”), Ashly Burch (“Attack on Titan”), Amy Okuda (“The Guild”), Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot, Taliesin Jaffe (“Critical Role”),Alex Hirsch (“Gravity Falls”), CollegeHumor’s Siobhan Thompson, comedian Danielle Radford, Anne Munition, negaoryx, Megan Dong, Geoff Keighley, Barneezy Jones, and more.
“The response to the charity stream was incredible,” said Day. “I was blown away by how this issue mobilized viewers and guests alike. Everyone who attended, online and off, were there because they were passionate about the cause. The amount we raised, above and beyond anything we ever expected, will truly help to change immigrant children’s lives.”
“Felicia Day and the community that rallied behind her prove that good people can make a significant, positive impact, no matter how dire the situation gets,” said Chris Michael, Vice President of Digital Programming for Funny Or Die. “We were honored to take part, and feel inspired to keep working to help those in need.”
The livestream also featured an outpouring of heartfelt video messages and pledges to match donations from celebrities who were not able to attend including Misha Collins (“Supernatural”),Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Ricky Wittle (“American Gods”), Yetide Badaki(“American Gods”), Omid Abtahi (“American Gods”), Jewel Staite (“Firefly”), Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rocsi Diaz (“Entertainment Tonight”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), and many others.
Those who missed the stream but still wish to donate can do so directly at http://www.streamlabs.com/