Gamechanger charity unveils Twitch extension to help creators run fundraising events

Gamechanger charity unveils Twitch extension to help creators run fundraising events

Video games charity Gamechanger has launched its own Twitch extension that'll help streamers raise money for their cause. 

Gamechanger is a global non-profit that provides medical care and support for children with life-threatening illnesses. It also provides video game and VR equipment to children's hospitals.

The Twitch extension will be used to fund the installation of gaming equipment to hospitals and care establishments, as well as college scholarships for the children the charity provides aid for. 

“We’ve been working very closely with the development team at Twitch, and we’re incredibly grateful for their overwhelming faith and support,” said GameChanger Charity CEO and co-founder Jim Carol.

“The gaming community, particularly broadcasters and their viewers, has long been one of our greatest sources of generosity and enthusiasm and our new Twitch extension will make it easier than ever to connect their thoughtful energies with the children in need who rely on them.”

Festive spirit

Gamechanger is the first charity to release its own custom extension on Twitch. It's similar to existing charity extension Tiltify, except it's built solely for one charity. The extension was the winner of Amazon Web Services’ recent non-profit Hackathon for Social Good, a coding competition at AWS re:Invent 2018.

The charity also raised over $18 million in donations at the turn of the year. 

'Tis the season to be giving; The Yogscast annual Jingle Jam charity event kicked off on December 1st, and YouTube sensation PewDiePie is also currently running a fundraiser for children in India. 


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.