Ahh Spring Break, a time when the colder weather clears out, and the spring sunshine moves in. While the crowd enjoys some sun and the great outdoors, do they think about inclusion, and those living with disabilities? These stories are all too real, and in fact 1 in 5 people live with a life altering disability. Dreamscape strives to enhance individuals’ lives by funding their needs for accessible technology.
This Spring Break, grab your favorite snacks, and load up Twitch.. because I hope you’re ready for a Week-Long Spring Break Fundraiser Marathon! Starting this Friday, March 11th – 4 selfless Twitch streamers “Spring-Into-Action for Accessibility!“
Meeting The Stream Team
We first met up with our resident Street Fighter V streamer, Shivs! He initially got into streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to substitute his passion for competing in Street Fighter tournaments. Shivs is mostly described by his chat as their villain, but anyone could tell that he has a strong sense of empathy & good-doing.
Next, we were introduced to Terravin, a variety Vtuber, meeting them through our previous charity streamer jessyabeb! They started getting into broadcasting speedrunning modded Sonic the Hedgehog games early 2021, but has recently switched to variety content. Terravin’s livestream sets out to be a welcoming environment for people to hang out to have a good time.
Our next two streamers come as a pair! Meet Failish and MadamSlips, two best friends who are huge disability advocates. Slips, who works with an Australian government body called the National Disability Insurance Agency as a Support Coordinator, knows exactly what it means to provide accessibility to those who need it. Failish, also known as Em, met Slips as recently as early 2021, but has since become a daily part of each other’s lives. The two of them will stream together all week, hoping to raise all $2,000 of our donation goal!
Inspiring The Dream
We believe that in order for the disabled to be successful, they should at least be empowered enough to meet their educational and employment goals. However, in order to do that, there are certain disability needs that we, as a community, must provide. We asked our four charity streamers what exactly inspires them to support our cause:
“I have never been in the position to give back, and now I am, so I would like to do my part!” – Failish
“As my background has been in disability, I always want to continue to help as much as I can. My mother has worked in disability for over 25 years, and inspires me every day to d and be a better person and to help others in any way I can… In my field, it’s all about building capacity for the participant. I want them to know they are a person LIVING with a disability, they are NOT their disability. They deserve everything in this life that everyone else is entitled to.“ – MadamSlips
“Honestly, just human nature would be enough for me to want to contribute to charity, I like to think I have a strong sense of empathy and I want to be able to help out those less fortunate than myself.” – Shivs
Spring-Into-Action for Accessibility
We cherish what these amazing Twitch streamers are doing as a part of giving back to Dreamscape’s disabled community. Our “Spring-Into-Action for Accessibility” event will be filled with entertainment and passion from different people all around the globe. Let us all gather and unite to raise $2,000 for Dreamscape Foundation!
According to Terravin, people with disabilities in his area struggle greatly just to live a fulfilling life, as most places have no accommodations for them. Many are forced to be taken care of by family members, and have an extremely hard time being independent. A huge part of our mission at Dreamscape Foundation is bridging the accessibility gap, and we believe that it’s an area that deserves more mainstream appeal.
Join us (starting this Friday, for a week straight) on Twitch and Tilitfy! If you have anything to give, please consider how much of an impact you can make for someones’ livelihood. Depending on how much you donate, you will be eligible to win a variety of prizes. From redeemable Steam keys, to Dreamscape branded T-Shirts, Magnets & Drawstring Backpacks. If you are unable to lend anything, just know that Sharing The Dream is all that counts!« PreviousNext »