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Fallout fans organize charity drive for children’s hospitals

Fans from all Fallout games are banding together

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Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

In March, the Fallout 76 community rallied around long-time roleplayer and community pillar CJ Martin. After a successful fundraiser to aid Martin and his family after a house fire, members of the Fallout 76 community have created a much larger effort to benefit St. Jude’s. A streaming event called Fallout For Hope will run from Dec. 14-20, with a number of Fallout streamers and content creators, both from 76 and other Fallout games.

There will be over 150 contributors to Fallout For Hope, including Bethesda employees like Bethesda vice president Pete Hines.

The initiative has already raised more than $3,000, despite not starting for another four days. Players will be streaming regular gameplay and PvP events, but also in-game karaoke and treasure hunts, live cooking recipes from the Fallout franchise, and mixology streams.

Bethesda’s QuakeCon team reached out to the community organizers behind CHAD: A Fallout 76 Podcast, and there will be three “main stage” events across multiple streams to host the biggest names among Fallout streamers and personalities.