The online video community’s annual fundraising drive has returned. Project For Awesome, which is run by Vlogbrothers stars Hank and John Green and supported by their colleagues on YouTube, has fired up its annual Indiegogo campaign, which is expected to raise at least $500,000 for charity.
As was the case last year, the Project For Awesome Indiegogo campaign is split into two halves. During the first three-and-a-half days of the seven-day fundraising drive, all of the money collected on Indiegogo will go to a pair of charities selected by the P4A team: Save the Children and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. During the second leg of the campaign, all proceeds will go to charities championed by members of the online video community and chosen by fan voting.
As John Green explained last year, this two-part setup allows the P4A to troll-proof the fundraising process; no matter which organizations the community chooses to support, at least two reputable nonprofits will receive big donations. Green also provided a few additional details about the 2015 edition of P4A in a video he released on the Vlogbrothers channel:
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If you’d like to chip into the Vlogbrothers’ annual campaign against the force they describe as “worldsuck,” you can do so right here. If you’d rather wait to see what other charities P4A will support, stay tuned to the drive’s website, where a 48-hour livestream will begin at noon on December 11th. From that point, there will still be time to contribute; the P4A Indiegogo page will close just before midnight on December 13th.