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Every year, on December 17th, the YouTube community gives its time, talent, and money to non-profit organizations. We call it the Project for Awesome.
Project for Awesome
Video / Web
Missoula, Montana
United States
8 Team Members

Increasing Awesome - Decreasing Suck

The Project for Awesome started back in 2007 when a bunch of video creators decided it would be good, for one day of the year, to take over YouTube in the interest of good. Here's how we do it:

  • Video creators all over the world create videos promoting their favorite charities.
  • People donate items for Indiegogo campaign levels.
  • People donate money.
  • The charities featured in the five videos that the community collectively decides are the best of the year receive the proceeds of the Indiegogo campaign.

Our goal, of course, is to raise as much money as possible.

To do that, we've got some pretty cool stuff this year...including


Questions? Answers!

The Project for Awesome has no traditional overhead. All of the time spent on the project is donated, guaranteeing that the maximum amount possible goes to charity. Some of the costs of the items as well as shipping (and of course the Indiegogo fee) are taken out of these items. This is, on average, less than 10% of the donation level.

Items will be shipped out starting January 1st and all items should be received by the end of January (even if you live in Australia.)

Other questions are answered on our official FAQ page.

So I'm done giving money...what now?

There's a 48 hour livestream happening at http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers. You can go there to find out what's happening at this very moment. You can also vote on which videos / charities you would like to see take in the proceeds of the Project for Awesome at http://www.projectforawesome.com/ That's right...you decide!

And, of course, promote the P4A! Post this page on facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc. Share your favorite videos and encourage your friends and family to participate. 

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  • $5USD
    Hank's Face

    "Look at Hank's Face" by Ethan Newberry and Hank Green. Composed and Recorded during the Project for Awesome and available in no other way. And yes, it's very expensive for an MP3, but VERY CHEAP for a P4A Perk.

    871 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $10USD
    Awesome List of Awesome

    You’ll be listed in the Awesome List of Awesome on Tumblr (as will all other supporters). You’ll also receive a pdf file containing unpublished stories by New York Times bestselling authors John Green (whose story is about a children’s hospital) and Maureen Johnson (whose story is an insane reimagining of early American history).

    2087 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $15USD
    Black/Clare + Kiss/Kill

    Own a beautifully designed pdf of a short piece merging the words of New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

    781 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $20USD
    John Green eBook

    You’ll receive a pdf e-book containing two unpublished stories by #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green. These semi-autobiographical stories set in a children's hospital have never been seen before, and were the earliest explorations of what eventually became The Fault in Our Stars. Also included in the e-book is the first 6,000 words of John’s (currently) abandoned novel, The Sequel, along with a special afterword discussing the relationship between these stories and TFiOS.

    4958 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $30USD
    The Men of YouTube Calendar

    The 2013 Men of YouTube Charity Calendar, featuring eighteen of the sexiest (not really) men on YouTube including Charlie McDonnell, Mitchell Davis, Toby Turner, John and Hank Green, Charles Trippy, Tyler Oakley, Philip DeFranco and MORE! Available only for P4A fundraising!

    2911 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $35USD
    Annoying Orange Level

    You get an Annoying Orange poster signed by the creator (and voice) of the Annoying Orange, Dane Boedigheimer.

    21 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    More Notes by Kristina and Joe

    Kristina and Joe have graciously agreed to send out 20 more Nerdfighter notes! This will be your last chance to get one of these lovely letters, so act now!

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    Nerdfighter Necklaces

    Available again by popular demand, these Nerdfighter bottlecap necklaces are handmade by Crash Course associate producer Danica Johnson. They feature assorted Nerdfighter art. Will you get Corn Dog Hank? Pizza John? The Nerdformer? The Hanklerfish? Impossible to say, but you'll surely delight in any one of them. Each necklace comes with a 20" stainless steel ball chain.

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $48USD
    P4A Shirt Donation Level

    Get the OFFICIAL Project for Awesome Shirt (as seen on your left) + die-cast metal participation pin.

    435 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $50USD
    Wil W Bottlecap Necklace

    Limited Edition Wil Wheaton bottlecap necklace featuring Sparks McGee! Never to be found anywhere but here, and available only through the Project for Awesome. Handmade by Crash Course associate producer, Danica Johnson.

    110 out of 150 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $100USD
    Priceless Studio-Used Scripts

    Donors at the Totally Priceless Studio-Used Scripts Level will receive an actual, complete, studio-used script from the production of Crash Course or SciShow, complete with notes, technical direction, and various creative scribblings. For good measure, they will be signed by either Hank or John.

    99 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $250USD
    TFiOS Van Wrap Level

    Remember the TFiOS Van? The van that John and Hank and the Katherine toured the country in for the TFiOS tour? Now you can own a piece of that shrink-wrapped amazingness when you become a donor at the TFiOS Van Wrap Level. You will receive one preserved piece of the decorative wrap that made the van so special.

    4 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    More Evening of Awesome

    Thanks to the generous donation of Nerdfighter howwegotants, we can now offer ANOTHER pair of tickets to the currently sold out "An Evening of Awesome" at Carnegie Hall on January 15th. Yes this is a pair and yes they are next to each other.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
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