Get Books, Give to Charity

Get Books, Give to Charity

Hello Rebels, and welcome back to my life.

It’s a very special time of year, and no, not just because it’s the holiday season. It’s also time for the Project For Awesome.

For those of you who don’t know, the Project For Awesome is an annual charity event held every year by the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck, a nonprofit organization started by Hank and John Green, aka the vlogbrothers.

Every year they hold this gigantic online event called the Project for Awesome where they raise tons and tons of money for really, really amazing charities all around the world. There’s a link in the description where you should go and check that out. It’s great.

Last year I made a video for my cousin’s charity, Empower Tanzania, and I feel really, really bad about this, but this year I fell so far behind schedule that I am now unable to make a video of my own this year.

In previous years I was always kind of worried about…well, my kids eating and stuff, so I never personally donated to the Project for Awesome, even though I made videos for it.

This year money is a little bit less of a concern, so I made my first ever donation to the campaign, but I find myself wanting to do more.

Now people like Hank and John offer to match donations. For example, right now they’re matching a quarter of a million dollars in donations, which is just, like…what. Wow. Oh my god.

Google is currently offering to match $100,000 in donations and a bunch of other companies are doing the same,

I’m already really late in the day on this but generous donors have already given more than $160,000 as I record this, and those donations have been matched almost three times to the tune of more than half a million dollars!

I am no expert on large sums of money, but it seems to me that that is a LOT of dollars!

So like I said, I want to help more than the amount I’m personally able to donate, right? Like,I can’t…I can’t offer to match $100,000 in donations. I just can’t. Maybe next year, who knows?

And I didn’t have a way to offer perks for the campaign itself. But what I can do is this: Today and tomorrow, while the Project for Awesome live event is being hosted on the vlogbrothers YouTube channel, 100% of my book sales will be donated to the Project for Awesome’s indiegogo campaign.

Since the two days are divided up in terms of which charities the money will go to, I will handle it this way: at 11:59pm I will donate the entire amount of today’s book sales to the campaign, and I will do the same at 11:59pm tomorrow night, so that the money gets donated on the day you choose.

This is 100% of the money I get from the sale—not half, all of it. It might not be that much, but it’s what I can do.

To make it easy on you, I’ve put the link to my books page in the description of the video. Go there and you can find all my books neatly lined up, so if you’ve read some of my books but not others, today you can complete your collection while simultaneously donating your money to charity!

Today’s money will go to Save the Children and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and tomorrow’s money will go to charities around the world promoted by YouTubers and chosen by viewers like you!

So whether you want to donate directly to the campaign via the P4A link in the description below or by picking up some books for yourself for the holidays, please help out, Rebels. This is a seriously awesome thing that’s going on, and we can make it even awesomer.

That’s it for today, a special shoutout to my supporters on Patreon who make my YouTube channel possible. I will see you tomorrow. Byyye.

End screen! John said Hank is always saying to make an end screen so I guess I should make one too. Let’s see, I think we’ll put a P4A link there, the books page link there, and down there a link to the P4A video I voted for. CLICK ON ALL OF THE THINGS!

Garrett Robinson

Over 100,000 readers have read and loved Garrett's books, like the fantasy hits Nightblade and Midrealm. He's also a film festival favorite with movies like Unsaid, and a tech guru who posts lots of helpful how-tos for writers and filmmakers over at

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