An annual charity streaming event known as ZEvent has recently raised over $11.7 million (€10 million Euros) for Action Against Hunger, breaking the previous record of €5.7 million Euros.
The ZEvent is a charity of French origin, which dates back to 2016 when it held its first charity even famously known as ‘Project Avengers’. Since then the tradition has continued every year, growing from a group of just 16 streamers in 2016, to the most recent group of 52 in 2021.
The famous yearly event has raised money for several charities, including Save the Children and the French Red Cross. However most recently it raised a record-breaking $11.7 million dollars for the Action Against Hunger charity, an organization which aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes.
Throughout the 2021 stream, many faces tuned in to watch their favorite streamers and came to show their support, including famous twitch streamer Pokimane, who made a generous donation of €10,000 ($11,586) towards the cause. The organization stated the money raised would be going directly to help centres in Bangladesh and Central African Republic, where it will help those in need.
Incredibly, the event captured so much attention that it even caught the eye of the French President. He publicly tweeted a statement of congratulations, praising the event:
“By mobilizing all together, we can move mountains: you did it #ZEVENT2021 , you did it again this year! A big thumbs up.”