I previously mentioned this in Discord, but now that the official donation season is upon us, I wanted to give everyone a more thorough explanation. Throughout May I will be doing a charity stream for St. Jude PLAY LIVE, during which all funds donated go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can scroll down to the bottom of the post to see what they’re about.
Quetzie’s Stream & Goals
Since I never streamed outside of raids for the guild and I never did this before, I gave myself a modest goal of $150. In order to reach this goal I’ll be streaming my alt-levelling, Mythic+ runs, Island Expeditions, etc more regularly as well.
There are a few rewards and incentives to donors, most of which center around raids and the guild.
Anyone who donates $10 or more can sign up for a custom innervate message. These messages will be used during Saturday and Monday raids. You can use song lyrics, flirts, dad jokes, or even use as advertising space. Since I block chat on my screen, there will also be a /say message over my head so that those watching at home can see your message. I will also screencap the message and post it in Discord, in case it gets used when you’re not around. If I receive any interesting responses, I’ll be sure to add that 🙂 Remember, messages cannot be explicit! This is for children! If you donate over $10, send me a message on Discord with the message you’d like.
Top Donor Reward
The top donor* will receive a FREE custom Ministry of Defense hoodie with their character name of choice on it! The MoD logo, character name, and “Ministry of Defense” will appear splashed across the center back and front left breast area of the hoodie. If you win, I’ll be in touch to get a shipping address.
* In the event of a tie, both parties get one!
$50 Milestone: Healing Normal Battle of Dazar’alor
When I reach $50, I will consult with the resto goddesses* to set myself up right to heal a normal run of Battle of Dazar’alor. I may or may not heal Jaina depending on how craptastic I do. But I will absolutely give it my best shot!
*Meevs and Shay
$150 Milestone: First Person battle of Dazar’alor
Blame Corignis for this one! If we hit my stream goal of $150, I will play the entirety of Battle of Dazar’alor in first-person. I fully expect to get hit by fire in Opulence and frozen into a block on Jaina. But at least you won’t have to see the back of the head of an ugly chicken-lizard, right?
If we wind up surpassing $150, I’ll think of something else fun or interesting to do. (I’m not saying I’ll get a MoD tattoo, but I’m not saying I won’t either!) Submit your own ideas if we reach that point – I’d love to make this fun for you guys.
DAM BUG Team & Goals
My stream is part of the DAM BUG team, which has a goal of $1200. We’re a handful of small streamers looking to make a big impact. There’s only a few of us signed up right now, with more expected to sign up throughout the duration of May. Last year, the team leads raised $1200, so that’s our goal as a team this year. Any one can join the team and help us reach – and surpass – that goal!
Are you interested in joining us? Boter, one of the team leads, set up a YouTube video tutorial on how to join. There is a link in the video description to art / streaming assets and a document walking you through the process if the video doesn’t help. You can also ask me for a hand.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80% today
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food
- 82 cents of every dollar received from donations, research grants, insurance recoveries and investment returns goes to support the current and future needs of St. Jude
- St. Jude treats about 8,500 patients each year. Most patients stay in one of four housing facilities specifically designed and managed for families of children with cancer and other diseases. Construction of a fourth housing facility began in 2018.
- St. Jude has an onsite school allows patients to keep up with their school program back home.
- More than 75% of St Jude’s operating cost come from donors
About St. Jude PLAY LIVE
PLAY LIVE has raised over $11,000,000 for St. Jude over several years.
Basic rules: Anyone over 13 can stream; games streamed must be rated “TEEN” or lower by the ESRB; streamers may not use language or visuals that are bigoted, sexually explicit, or profane. (I’m not sure they’re really pressuring about the profanity thing). Streamers cannot be drunk or partake in drug-related activities on stream (which is also within Twitch rules anyway). ALL money donated goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Streamers who raise a certain amount of funds will receive prizes based on how much they raised; $100 nets you a free PLAY LIVE t-shirt, while $5000 or more gets you a gaming chair!
Thanks to anyone who shares the link, watches the stream, and who donates (or has already donated!).