Jacksepticeye, real name Seán William McLoughlin, is one of the most popular YouTube personalities in the world. Alongside being known for his green hair and infectious laughter, the Irish comedian also has a big heart.
At the end of each month, McLoughlin devotes a day of streaming toward a charity of his choice, with 100 percent of donations going toward it. This month Jacksepticeye chose to donate to a noble cause within the gaming community: AbleGamers Charity.
AbleGamers is a nonprofit organization that simply wants to make it so that people with disabilities can game like the rest of us. Below is the charity’s mission statement:
We give people with disabilities custom gaming setups including modified controllers and special assistive technology, like devices that let you play with your eyes, so they can have fun with their friends and family. We’re using the power of video games to bring people together, improving quality of life with recreation and rehabilitation.
Over the course of nearly 10 hours of streaming, powering through stages on Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and building up a storm in Fortnite, Jacksepticeye was able to raise over $150k ($150,746) in donations for AbleGamers.
Each and every time I do one of these monthly streams I am consistently blown away by this community's generosity and positivity! You are all such wonderful people, putting so much joy into the world and I cannot thank you enough for everything you've done! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JUGPFapCVs
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) July 1, 2018
In response to the stream, AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn posted his sincere thanks for all of the support.
It brought tears to my eyes to see how much the community truly cares about people with disabilities.
— Steven Spohn (@stevenspohn) July 1, 2018
AbleGamers’ program director Craig Kaufman shared just how much the charity will be able to do with the donation.
The average controller grant we give out is about $350,” Kaufman DM him, “today you and your community raised enough for 430 grants. That is huge, you have been able to fund almost a year full of custom controller grants and some of our expansion packs.”