This holiday season, as often, your favorite influencers are all out to conduct their respective charitable causes. You have heard MrBeast gifting a kid a house last Halloween, and this December, it is time for Sean “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin to show his generosity.
Well, he’s actually been doing this for five years already. The gaming YouTuber and coffee entrepreneur continues his annual tradition of conducting a holiday livestream to raise money for charity.
Dubbed “Thankmas,” this event is an eight-hour livestream that supports important causes through live streaming, usually on Twitch and YouTube.
In this event, he invites guests, mostly fellow YouTubers, with whom he plays games, answers questions, does activities, and, of course, drives donations from his audience.
Jacksepticeye has always been hands-on for the entire production, organizing the event and advertising it weeks in advance.
According to the Thankmas official website, it has earned over $22 million in donations since its conception.
Thankmas 2023 will happen this December 2nd. But there’s a twist.
For the first time this year, the 33-year-old content creator will perform live on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, and again for a late show at 4 p.m. PST.
For the benefit of World Central Kitchen
This year’s Thanksmas stream and show will benefit World Central Kitchen.
Founded by Spanish-American chef José Andrés in 2010, this not-for-profit non-governmental organization aims to provide fresh meals in the wake of natural disasters.
So far, World Central Kitchen has already provided over 300 million meals to people affected by natural and humanitarian disasters worldwide. Aside from working with local restaurants, they also support the affected economies by purchasing ingredients locally.
You can watch last year’s Thankmas below.