Friday, February 12, 2021 marked the start of the Project for Awesome, an annual 48-hour long live stream to raise money for charity. The P4A was started in 2007 by brothers John and Hank Green, perhaps better known for their YouTube channel vlogbrothers, as well as various other projects that they have done both together and on their own. The two work with countless other “nerdfighters” (what members of the community call themselves) in an effort to “decrease world suck.”
Over the course of the 48 hours, various online creators take turns hosting the live stream and raising money. All the money raised in the first 24 hours is donated to Save the Children and Partners with Health. The money raised in the second half of the stream is donated to charities voted on at the Project for Awesome website by the community. Throughout the live stream, hosts will pause to give time to watch a featured video submitted by nerdfighters promoting charities near to their hearts.
During the 2019 P4A, the nerdfighter community raised $1.4 million over the 48 hours. This year, they raised $1.4 million dollars in the first 24 hours and the final number continues to climb. Perks are also available for donations on Tiltify, including a commemorative coin, exclusive podcast episodes, Nerdfighter art (created by nerd fighters, for nerdfights), and much, much more. Of course, the perks are nice, but the most important part is donating and sharing the Project and raising awareness. Any kind of support is encouraged and much appreciated. The live stream ends February 14, but the effort to decrease world suck lasts all year. Good luck and good job to P4A and nerdfighters worldwide.