DONATE NOW: #GivingTuesday x Red Nose Day One-Shot with Sam Richardson and Tony Hale!
Written by Rachel on October 25, 2023
#GivingTuesday feels like a much-needed oasis set right in the middle of a flurry of end-of-the-year activities — a true opportunity for all of us to step back, take a moment, and show a little gratitude through giving back however we might be able to. For Giving Tuesday this year, Critical Role Foundation has partnered with our longtime friends at Red Nose Day and Comic Relief US for another special adventure that will be determined by how you elect to allocate your donation. The polling options that have gathered the most monetary donations will win and be integrated into our story, so be sure to make your favorites known loudly (LAURA BARBARIAN PLEASE). And, even better — your donation benefits an organization that has positively impacted over 32 million children fighting poverty around the world.
That’s right, friends, we’re letting you choose the story one more time and the polling is now open for the latest installment of charity-centric romps in Exandria! Let’s break down all of the details, especially if you missed our last two fundraising campaigns with Red Nose Day and Stephen Colbert.
For 2023, our Choose Their Adventure… Again campaign will feature a special adventure set within the archipelago of the Shattered Teeth, AND feature two of the most talented humans that have been on our table wish list for an eternity: Sam Richardson and Tony Hale! You might know Sam from Veep, Ted Lasso, and a ton of other projects. Joining Sam will be two-time Emmy Award winning actor Tony Hale, who co-starred with Sam in Veep, but is also known for projects like Arrested Development and even played a role in a little animated series called The Legend of Vox Machina.
Since we want to give Matthew and the rest of our all-star cast a proper chance to plan their characters including the final results from our polls, we will need to close polls ahead of Giving Tuesday. This means you only have a few days to get those votes in!
For our campaign with Red Nose Day this year, we’ve changed a few things around just a bit:
- Sam and Tony will be live in our very own studio! It’s an honor to invite these two into our home, and shooting here in Los Angeles also affords us the ability to potentially play for a bit longer (AND ALSO A REAL COOL SET).
- Just like previous years, you’ll be able to spend your donation in a way that will shape some of the main story elements, BUT for this year, we thought it would be fun to give you the chance to vote on everyone’s character class as well!
- The polls are open RIGHT NOW so please, without further ado — make your voice heard! Polls will close on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59pm Pacific.
In addition to the polls (and after our polls close too!), there are a few other ways that you can continue to support our 2023 Red Nose Day campaign, including:
- Running your own fundraiser to benefit Critical Role Foundation using either Tiltify or Streamlabs
- A direct donation via criticalrolefoundation.org
- Sharing our campaign with friends and family – it really does help!
Our special Giving Tuesday CRF one-shot with Sam Richardson and Tony Hale will air on Tuesday, November 28th at 5pm Pacific on Twitch and YouTube at 5pm Pacific with VOD available on YouTube the very next day.
We cannot thank you enough for your endless support and love. It’s a true honor to be able to welcome such talented people into our world, especially with such a tremendous cause. Now, let’s do our part in eradicating childhood poverty and helping whenever and however we can.