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“Critters” around the world raise $100k+ for 826LA in Critical Role matching campaign

Q: What are Critters?

A: Fans of the Geek & Sundry Dungeons & Dragons web show Critical Role refer to themselves as “Critters.”

Q: Why do all of us at 826LA love Critters so much?

A: Longtime 826LA supporter and self-proclaimed Critter Mark Koro offered to match donations of up to $50,000 in a “Critical Role x 826LA: Support the Next Generation of Bards!” fundraising campaign from April to June. But Critters, being the wonderful, excitable, unbelievably supportive folks that they are, took this campaign to a whole new level. In April, more than 700 Critters turned out in force, helping to raise a total of over $100,000 for 826LA’s free writing programs in just 26 days.

That’s right. $100K in 26 days.



This incredible outpouring of generosity has already supported a D&D storytelling workshop at 826LA, in which students created characters and storylines with help from the Critical Role cast.

Many Critters shared messages about the importance of storytelling in their lives: “Role-playing promotes friendship, critical thinking, mathematics, and creativity,” said supporter Jay Stilipec.

“To the storytellers of the future, your voice matters!” wrote Nancy L. We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you, Mark Koro, the Critical Role cast, and Critters far and wide! You are true ROLE models for 826LA and our students!


Read about other Critical Role x 826LA events here

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