Every year in December, the popular YouTuber Sean McLoughlin, better known by his channel name Jacksepticeye, hosts a charity event called Thankmas. This year is no different and McLoughlin is going above and beyond, making Thankmas bigger than ever before.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly tough on many people “2020. The year that has absolutely made the world hell for quite a while,” stated McLoughlin in his video ‘Ending 2020 the RIGHT WAY.’
Throughout his time on YouTube, McLoughlin has always promoted positivity and given back to his community and the world. He has hosted numerous charity events outside of Thankmas. Back in April, he did a campaign called #HopeFromHomeback, which raised more than $1.9 million dollars for COVID-19 relief efforts.
In the past, McLoughlin has hosted Thankmas on his own channel, but this year, he partnered with Tiltify allowing for anybody to participate in his event.
McLoughlin will be streaming on his own channel on Dec. 13 to raise money for Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is working on COVID-19 relief in regards to food scarcity.
“Food is something that should be available for everybody, it’s something that a lot of us take for granted and it’s not something that we consider a luxury product that many of us don’t even have so I want to try and help out those people that are facing that issue at the end of the year,” McLoughlin said.
Tiltify created a website that will allow users to create their own campaign, while helping raise money to the same goal and go towards the same global total all together. In his video, McLoughlin explained they have a matching donor of up to $1.5 million. This means if Thankmas 2020 raises $1.5 million, it will be doubled.
McLoughlin called to action from his viewers, stating “I’m just one man. I’m just one guy out here trying to raise awareness for this and trying to do a good thing but I can’t do all of this on my own, so I’m going to have to ask for your help.”
For anyone interested in participating or interested in learning more about it, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/thankmas2020info