UPickVG is proud to announce our next video game-a-thon for charity: Project Purity! It’s an ongoing Fallout 3 marathon, starting September 26th 2015, to raise money for clean water projects in the developing world.
Without spoiling too much for anyone who hasn’t played, Fallout 3 has a heavy focus on a quest for providing clean, safe drinking water to everyone in the region – just like what charity: water does. That’s why UPickVG’s cofounder Stephonee has decided to spend her 29th birthday playing Fallout 3 and raising money for charity: water – to bring clean water to people in the Capital Wasteland, and in the real world.
When making your donation, you’ll have the option of leaving a comment with your donation. You can use this opportunity to specify an in-game action or goal you want to see achieved in the marathon, such as:
- Good Karma vs. Bad Karma – do you want Stephonee to be a good guy, or a bad guy?
- A DLC pack – such as “Operation: Anchorage” or “Mothership Zeta”
- A specific questline – like “The Superhuman Gambit”
- In-game radio stations – Galaxy News Radio, Enclave Radio, etc. (or, no radio!)
- Something silly – eg. “Collect every box of soap you find and keep them in your house”
Pretty much anything you can think of to do in the game can be named, and if your choice has the most money in its category, Stephonee will have to do it!
As an example, let’s say you donate while the marathon is livestreaming. Before you donate, “Good Karma” is at $210, and “Bad Karma” is at $190. So Stephonee is making Good Karma choices in the game, but if you were to then donate $25 to “Bad Karma,” she’d have to start making the bad choices right away, and continue until the scale tips back to “Good Karma”… if it ever does!
You may also split one donation up among multiple requests. Just make it clear in your donation comment what you want, and how to split up the points. For example, you could make a $40 donation, and comment: “$10 to Enclave radio, $15 to collecting teddy bears, and $15 to Mothership Zeta!”
Real World Results
100% of the money raised will be used to build clean water projects for people in need somewhere in the developing world. (Read more about charity: water’s 100% model here.) When the project is complete, charity: water will send all donors an email with GPS coordinates and photos of the community that was helped. You can see the photos from projects funded by past UPickVG marathons, such as the Nshishi community of Rwanda, or the Kra Va community in Cambodia.
For a limited time, a group of generous supporters are matching donations on charity: water! That means, if you donate before the match runs out, your donation will have double the impact: in the real world, and in the Capital Wasteland. That’s right: we’ll count your donation for double points to whatever you name in your comment (Good Karma, quest line, etc.) as long as you donate within the match period. Donate now to take advantage of this awesome opportunity… before the match runs out!
Tune In & Share
Don’t forget to join us for the livestream and chat, starting Saturday September 26th at 10am (Eastern)! Stephonee will go for as long as she can (without the aid of caffeine, because she’s allergic), as long as the donations keep rolling in!
Because charity: water will be taking donations for the Project Purity campaign through December 31st, this could be just the start of several Project Purity marathons! So make sure you tune in, because you are not going to want to miss the beginning.
Tuning in and donating are the biggest ways you can help out with Project Purity… but there’s another way! Share this blog post to let all of your friends and family (and the wider internets) know what we are doing. Did you know that studies have shown that just one Facebook share can bring in $18 in donations, or more? You can make an impact with just a click – so get on it, Wastelander!
Please note: Fallout 3 has been rated M for Mature 17+ by the ESRB, for “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs.” As such, parental discretion is advised for this broadcast.