The Twitch community, and many of its members, raised over $80,000 for victims of devastating Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines last month.

Twitch and Teespring teamed up to launch a pop-up t-shirt shop after Haiyan hit, in order to help support the Red Cross’ relief efforts. Twitch donated all of the pop-ups proceeds to the Red Cross, they were able to raise $82,751 with the sales of more than 6,300 t-shirts. A final donation from Twitch brought the grand total to $90,000.

“The Twitch community is extremely giving, especially when you look at the millions of dollars raised for charity this year using our platform,” said founder and CEO Emmett Shear. “So when we decided to dedicate a pop-up store for Typhoon Haiyan relief aid, we knew our community would support it, but we were still blown away by just how much support we received. Gamers definitely represent the next frontier of philanthropy.”

Twitch also announced the amount of money that livestreamers were able to raise for November’s Extra Life drive. 7,300 community members were able to raise over $1.22 million through Twitch’s streaming channels. The participants raised money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

Source: Polygon

About The Author

Staff Writer

I'm Erik a.k.a. TrexxArms. I'm more of a casual gamer, but I do play some competitive games as well. Majority of my free time is spent playing a game of some kind. Whether on console, PC, or mobile.