It was announced Monday that Facebook fans had selected Invisible Children to receive a $1 million grant from Chase as part of the Chase Community Giving program. In their weekly broadcasts on Livestream, the US high school and college students at IC host fundraising drives for children who have been kidnapped and forced to serve as soldiers in a civil war in Uganda.
Invisible Children’s Cameron Woodward had this to say:
“Livestream played an important role in mobilizing and inspiring Invisible Children supporters. Having a direct feed into the IC offices inspired hundreds of viewers around the world to secure extra votes from friends and family…The broadcast also gave Invisible Children supporters a chance to celebrate with us when we won the grant.”
Invisible Children received over 120,000 votes on Facebook in the second round, putting them at the top, surpassing other great organizations like To Write Love On Her Arms and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organization will use this $1 million award to build schools in central Africa as well as raise awareness in North America. The grant is the largest donation ever received by the organization, which was founded by three young people who saw the effects of the war first-hand.
We’re thrilled at Livestream to be partnering with such an organization and we hope that we can assist them in earning more grants in the future! For more Information about Invisible Children, visit their Livestream
channel at http://www.livestream.com/invisiblechildren.