We know that there are thousands of people who are volunteering and working tirelessly to respond to the intense and unexpected needs of displaced workers, COVID-19 victims and their families, as well as healthcare workers, essential service workers and first responders. We want to shine a spotlight on their efforts. We want to celebrate and thank them for dealing with unimaginable challenges in recent weeks.
To honor these individuals and to show our support for their effort, we are announcing Celebrity Jackbox: Games & Giving. This live, ten-episode streaming show will launch its first episode this Friday at 9 PM ET on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook Live.
On the show, celebrities will play Jackbox games from home via video conference, while celebrating a not-for-profit organization that is tackling the fallout from the crisis head on. Every week, Jackbox Games will be donating $100,000 to the featured charity. In total, $1 million in donations is made possible because of YOU, our fans and customers, during this time of hardship. Your overwhelming support of our games has made it possible for us to show our support for ten extraordinary organizations.
Who is Playing this Week?
We are excited to welcome special guests Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley, Middleditch & Schwartz), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It, The Goldfinch), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, Middleditch & Schwartz, Parks & Rec, Space Force), Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Workaholics, Eastbound & Down), and Josh Hutcherson (Future Man, Hunger Games).
Which Charitable Organizations Will Be Featured?
Stay tuned for weekly announcements about which organization we’ll be donating to during each episode. On Friday, May 1st, we’ll be showcasing the organization Direct Relief. Direct Relief is focused on helping connect protective gear and critical care medications to as many healthcare workers as possible, as quickly as possible, with emergency deliveries leaving daily for medical facilities across the United States. You can learn more about Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response efforts (and make a donation) here.
Don’t Miss It!
Fans watching from home will be able to join the Jackbox games being played by pulling up a web browser on their mobile device and going to Jackbox.tv. By entering the onscreen code, you will be able to influence the outcome of the game by voting for your favorite answers and awarding bonus points.
Follow us now on your channel of choice to receive a notification when we go live each Friday: