For once in my life, I’m at a loss for words. I’m struggling so hard to think of what to say to let you know how much you all mean to me. This community is beautiful, courageous, kind, generous, strong, uplifting and unstoppable!
Before I met you all I was the type of person to retreat when things got hard. I would let my pain and fear overwhelm me and I would just hide away and not do anything. But every day in this community I see people reaching out to one another and lifting each other up—despite their own pain and fear. Being here with you all has made me feel like I can face all of the things that used to trip me up. And sure, I’m still scared and in pain, but I know I’m not alone. All of the things that seem so big and scary and unfaceable, aren’t any more. Sometimes the world’s problems really are much bigger than us and that can feel absolutely crushing, but remember that you are not alone. The work that needs to be done is not yours alone to do.
Together, the DreamChasers raised $1020 for the LEAF Project. Kael McDonald and the Vigilantes raised $642 and Alta Cain and the DOOM Crew raised $150 (in ONE NIGHT). Kael and I agreed to match $100 each, so that makes our grand total: $2012
That’s over $2k that goes towards providing legal services to immigrant and refugee children who are in dire need of help right now. I’m blown away because when I started this campaign I never would have dreamed that such a small community could come together and do so much good. You guys are incredible human beings. Every one of you.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated! Every single dollar helped to put us over our goal. Thank you to the people who showed up to streams and cheered us on in chat! Thank you to the lurkers who kept the viewer numbers up. Thank you to everyone who spread the word about the charity campaign and helped raise awareness for this issue.
We did an amazing job coming together as a community and I couldn’t be more proud! But there’s still lots of work to do, so if anyone missed the charity campaign or wants to set up a recurring donation, you can donate here.