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Giant Bomb Surpasses $1.5 Million Raised #ForTheKids

The Giant Bomb Extra Life team has been going strong for over nine years now, next year will mark a decade of the media outlet’s participation in Extra Life. In that time, the staff and community of Giant Bomb have raised over $1.5 million USD for the kids. Over 200 members joined their team this year, and together they were able to raise over $230,000 USD, with a significant amount of that going to support UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, a network of medical facilities that helps kids across Northern California.

Giant Bomb’s staff hosted not one, not two, but seven streams for a total of length of 139 hours of streamed content, which translates to nearly six days of near constant streaming between the various members of the Giant Bomb staff. That’s not counting the hard work of the Giant Bomb community that outdid themselves. Not only did members raise an incredible amount of the Giant Bomb team’s total, they also put together a lot of fun resources for others in the community to use, like nearly an hour of free to use music tracks and even a slick promo video to advertise their team’s fundraising efforts.

One of the fundamental aspects of the fundraising Giant Bomb’s community has built over the years is livestreaming on or around Game Day. They recommend selecting a theme for your stream to attract other die hard fans and help you stand out from the crowd. Becoming familiar with streaming allows some to up the production quality of their streams with graphics, layouts, donation alerts, and more.

By focusing their energy around Game Day, they have found it easier to build hype around their streams and that hype makes it easier for them to find donations. In fact, community members encourage one another to put the time in to promote their streams before Game Day as much as possible in order to bring in the most donations. After all, it’s hard to get donations after a streamer’s marathon has come and gone.

If you want to help Giant Bomb’s Extra Life team reach their full goal of $250,000 USD for 2019, there’s still time! Extra Life takes donations at any time throughout the year. Just head over to the Giant Bomb team page to donate or sign up to participate in a year-end fundraising stream either solo or with your friends.

We want to thank everyone who has helped Giant Bomb and its community to become one of Extra Life’s most dedicated and successful pillars. You are all incredible and never stop amazing us. Shine on, you crazy diamonds!

It’s never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!