Our friends Benji and Judy Travis, YouTube celebrities and ambassadors for Convoy of Hope, recently danced their way to more than half a million dollars during their annual fundraiser — Dancember — that aims to feed hungry children throughout the world. Along the way, they attracted millions of viewers, crashed servers and even trended above Star Wars: Rogue One on social media.
Throughout the 24-hour live broadcast, the duo called on YouTube friends like Desi Perkins, Latoya Forever, Carli Bybel and more to help spread the word. Dancember featured dancing, lip-syncing, challenges and stories of hope for hungry children around the world.
“It was an amazing event that helps us feed impoverished children in the nations where we work,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “Benji, Judy and their YouTube colleagues and fans are amazing people with unbelievable passion and energy for transforming the world for the better.”
Millions of viewers tuned in during the 24-hour broadcast and learned that by partnering with Convoy of Hope’s feedONE initiative they could feed a child for only $10 a month.
“We are so thankful for everyone who partnered with us,” says Benji. “Every child counts!”
In total, Dancember raised more than $511,000 which will feed 51,000 kids for an entire month. We are incredibly thankful for Benji and Judy Travis, as well as their friends and followers. We look forward to Dancember 2017 to share hope with even more people throughout the world.