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ShowHeart Twitch Charity Concert
February 11-15 2023

The team at Variety – the Children’s Charity welcomes you to join us in a Twitch Global Concert – ShowHeart! By collaborating together, we’ll be helping raise awareness and funds for Variety’s kids all across the globe!

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Community, Connection, Fun.

Variety’s ‘ShowHeart’ concert is a virtual four day Twitch charity concert/streamathon featuring up to 40+ bands & artists from across the world.

The concert series will broadcast live on Twitch over a series of four days celebrating Heart month, February.

The concert will open at 6:00am EST on February 11, headlined by our host and fellow Twitch entertainer, Josh Taerk. The streamathon will continue with non- stop entertainment until 2:00am February 15th.

Throughout the four days each artist will raid the next performer’s channel, passing on their audience to the next person on the schedule.

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You love music – or you love streaming...

Get Involved!

Here’s your chance to be a part of something BIG! As a charity started by entertainers, we are harnessing audiences all over the world to help make an impact for kids globally. Your participation will help raise awareness and funds for life-changing equipment and programs for kids in need.

Take part in the Stream

Get streaming, have fun and help us, help kids. We’ve got plenty of resources including fact sheets, social shareables and overlays to help you participate.

FUNdraise!

Create your fundraising page on Tiltify, connect your Twitch, YouTube Live, or Facebook, and get ready to fundriase.

Help Promote

Encourage your friends, families, fans, and viewers to join in on the broadcast. To help you share the event we have created promotional assets you can download and share from any of your devices.

Become a Partner or Sponsor

Through prizing, matched giving, in-stream exclusives or surprise in-stream donations, our partners change the lives of kids living

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The Live Stream

Community, Connection, Fun.

The concert series presents itself as the modern-day telethon opportunity. In 1981, Variety had over $1.2 million pledged throughout a telethon series. The goal is by using the Twitch platform and this unique idea, we can resurrect this extraordinary form of fundraising. We encourage music fans of any age to gather with their family and join the Twitch community for some entertainment and help raise the necessary funds needed for kids around the world.

Variety’s ShowHeart Concert harnasses artists from around the world, creating international reach and brand awareness while strengthening international ties. The event educates communities, connects like-minded individuals while providing a unique fundraising opportunity. As guests stream the event, they have the opportunity to give by simply clicking the donation link provided or by signing up for a free Twitch account and clicking the links that pop-up on the screen.

What is Twitch?

Twitch is a video-streaming platform that offers a fun, social way to watch people game, play music, and create art. Through the Twitch app (and online at Twitch.tv), content creators (known as streamers) play their favorite games, paint, play and write music while providing running commentary for their viewers.

Twitch is a hub for people who are seeking alternative sources of media and a more inclusive, interactive, and community-based media experience. It’s about being
able to not just choose what you watch but being able to interact with the content creators directly by participating and contributing to the streams.

Twitch encourages its users to support streamers with financial donations, paid monthly subscriptions to their channels, and encourages users to then interact with the streamers on other social media/web based platforms.

Helping children around the world across a global network of 40 chapters in 11 countries.

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 11 countries and can be found across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Unlike most charitable organizations that focus on a single disease or area of need, Variety focuses on many of the unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities at local, national and international levels.

Established in 1928 by a group of entertainers, Variety has its roots in the entertainment industry, but its heart is the community. People from all walks of life can contribute and experience the joy of helping a child, confident that their generosity has real impact and results in markedly improving a child’s future and making the world a better place.

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 11 countries, across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Variety focuses on multiple unmet needs of children who are sick, disadvantaged or live with disabilities and other special needs at a local, national and international level. Make a gift today to help us, help kids – across the world.

We love our brand.

Event Branding & Resources

Please treat it with care. For guidelines on everything from logos to language, take a look at our Brand Guidelines. Download our event guide, creative assets, overlays and more! Need anything extra – we’re here to help – email Erin at [email protected]

Note about usage and permissions:
All content downloaded from Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario (photography, video, etc.) may be used for event/editoral purposes only. Any other use of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario’s content without its prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

General Inquires:

Howard Blank
Variety – the Children’s Charity
+1 (604) 928 6066
[email protected]

Dante Clark
Variety – the Children’s Charit
+1 (323) 934 4688
[email protected]

Sharon Castillo
Variety – the Children’s Charity
+1 (323) 715 8662
[email protected]

Joesh Taerk
Variety – the Children’s Charity
+1 (416) 300 8709
[email protected]