Variety Press X [Mas]
Looking to live stream this holiday season? Why not Press X [Mas] and provide toys disadvantaged kids who would otherwise miss out.
Bring joy and hope to kids and families this holiday season!
Press X [Mas] for Kids in Need
As the cost-of-living soars, too many families face the heart-wrenching decision of choosing between daily essentials and providing the simple joys of Christmas for their children. With your support, Variety Press X [Mas] aims to alleviate this hardship and bring a little magic to all kids at Christmas time.
This Christmas, with your help, we hope to provide toys to over 5,000 kids in need. Every $55 gift helps fill a toy bag with joy!
Show your support by signing up to host a charity stream any time before 25 December.
Who You'll Be Helping
Lucy is one of the children who received a special gift last year. On receiving her gift bag her mum quietly said, "Thank you. You have no idea how much this means. These will be the only gifts she'll be receiving from Santa this year."
Lucy's joy at recieving puzzles, a board game and, her favourite, a new soft toy that she promptly named Toby, saying he was her “best friend forever” is testament to the impact your act of generosity can have for a child who would otherwise miss out.
The Broadcast Toolkit
The provided .ZIP features everything you need to begin your successful Press X(mas) stream! The toolkit includes:
- 3 Press X(Mas) themed animated screens
- 8 Variety based overlays and an animated Logo
- Twitch panels
- Multiple social media assets
- Event guides, and how-tos
Still looking for more? Let us know, we'll make sure to keep add whatever you need!
We're super thankful to the streamers supporting us, and want to showcase that support through a fantastic toolkit!
Every $55 you raise helps provide a toy bag for a child in need. Toys range from robotics kits, soft toys, interactive figurines, science and art kits and more! Each toy bag is designed around the age or intellectaul age of the lucky recipient.
All your questions answered!
How are the gifts delivered?
Thousands of toy bags are distributed at the Variety Kids Xmas Party - an epic day out for kids in need!
We also service kids and families in need by delivering gifts to homes, schools and organisations with a focus on regional areas.
What value of toys are in each bag?
$55 helps fill a gift bag of toys with each bag given to a child contains an average value of $110 worth of toys - this may be two substantial toys or a mix of more substantial and smaller toys. Each bag is filled appropriately for the child's intellectual age.
What should I choose for a fundraising goal?
With $55 helping to fill a toy bag and the average gifts in a toy bag being worth $110 we suggest you set a goal that is a mutliplier of these.
For example, $1,100 provides toy bags for 10 kids and $10,100 for 100!
Dream big or start small, whatever works! If you reach your goal, you can set a larger one as you go!
Part of a team? Set a goal altogether and you can all support each other! Team GraveKeepers raised over $10k for us for Spooktober, so your team can aim big, too!
What if I don’t reach the fundraising goal I’ve set?
Even if you don’t hit the goal you’ve set, every dollar still counts! We’re thankful that you’ve taken time out of your days or weeks to stream for us!
Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 16 can participate!
If you’re 16 or under, you must have the consent from a responsible parent or guardian. In addition, there needs to be supervision from them over the course of the streams.
Streams for Variety are fun and friendly activities that should be family friendly. All this means is that keep drug talk and encouragement of illegal activities out of your streams, no sexually explicit content, as well as no bigoted language.
We welcome diversity here, so we don’t tolerate any form of hatespeech.
I have some suggestions for you! How do I get in touch?
We absolutely love inputs from the community, content creators and viewers alike. We’d love to know what you’re looking for or even how we can help out! Get in contact with us via e-mail at email@example.com
Any more tips on running a successful charity stream?
Planning your stream
Set a length of time that suits you!
24 hours can be a lot on your own, try for a shorter time (2-6 hours as a standard estimate) or team up with a friend or get a team together to tag out.
Get in some mods!
Gaming and chatting at the same time - including sharing links to your fundraising page regularly or letting your followers know about your incentives can be tricky. Ask a friend to moderate for you!
In addition, setting up a bot with !charity !variety or !donate commands can be a super handy way to let people find information out super easily.
Test before you stream!
Make sure everything is working prior to your big go live date! Make sure to include our overlays and alerts - these will provide dynamic updates to your viewers as they donate.
Plan your incentives, rewards and milestones
Whether you're colouring your hair or doing a giveaway, plan your incentives before your big day. Some fantastic incentives we’ve seen included are:
Putting on a blindfold for 1min
Eating a chilli
Dying your hair / beard
Wearing a fun costume – or completely trash one
Let us know when you're streaming!
Make sure to tell your friends, fam and followers know what you're doing on socials - build it up to your event day to launch with a bang! Feel free to tag us, too - we'll make sure to spread word!
We're always keen to tune in, have fun, and support those supporting us!
Reach out to companies
Let your fav stores to let them know you are charity streaming for kids in need this holiday season - you never know, they may help promote it or help you out with giveaways!
When filling out your campaign description make sure you include a summary of why your helping Variety and the difference you and your supporters are making
Helpful Bots & Info
Due to the recent Hoss issues that have been plaguing Twitch, we want to make sure all of our community feel safe. We strongly recommend using Sery_Bot to help with any potential issues – the bot is constantly updating to ban known bot accounts.
This will keep you and your viewers safe from IP Grabbers.
You should also enable the twitch moderation setting that requires chatters to have a verified email, this prevents a great chunk of spam bots!
When you're streaming
Repeat your message
People might tune in and out so make sure you shout out regularly in stream and in the comments why it's important to donate to support your cause – people love to know why it’s especially important to you! We've included some easy talking points in our how-to guide to help out.
Thank and engage your supporters
While donations and comments are coming in, give your supporters a shout out to say thanks. And don't forget to do a follow up social post telling them how awesome they all are!
When you sign on to level up, we'll provide you with overlays including BRB screens so you can have a stretch, grab a glass of water or stock up on snacks!
Follow our community guidelines
Keep it friendly and fun and follow our community rules!