There has been some pretty monumental achievements when it comes to raising money for charity through the power of video gaming. Yesterday, we reported on GuardianCon, in which Destiny streamers took to Twitch to raise money for a worthy cause. Today, via Reddit, it has been confirmed that the streams has raised an absolutely incredible $1,000,000 for St.Jude Children’s Research hospital.
At the time of writing yesterday, players and contributors had raised a whopping $760,000 for the cause, which already smashed the previous year’s total of $564,000. We see many charitable occurrences on the Twitch platform, and this is one that is most certainly up there with the best of them.
The streams have been taking place to benefit the children’s research hospital, in an effort that will aim to help children live a full and normal life thanks to the charitable donations by the many generous contributors and those who have made GuardianCon not only possible, but the resounding success that it has been this year by raising a million dollars.
The #LittleLights campaign has been running since June 22nd, and is set to conclude today.
The community of Destiny players have been streaming on a nonstop basis in a marathon that will come to an end at 4PM EST today. A massive round of applause and a thank you to everyone who donated and participated in raising money for St.Jude Children’s Research hospital, which has given a massive helping hand in giving all Guardians a longer life at such a young age.