I’m thrilled to report: Charitable Rust 2021, which took place this weekend, was a huge success!
This post is to acknowledge the hard work of our team and thank everyone involved for their participation and generosity. Before we do, allow me to share the estimated amount raised…
Estimated amount raised: $190,000!!!
Four skin sales: Still going!
We had 4 exclusive skins on the item store this year, all of which flew off the virtual shelves!
Thank you to our talented skin creators, Phase, Robstar, Diazz, Mishka, Sfonsper, and badtRIP for the hard work and talent that went into making these skins for the item store. Also, a huge thank you to the skin creators of the Twitch drop skins, zuf, Gooreek, Duck, Milho Frito, Anetta, and FireFly. An extra big shoutout and thank you to ThatGermanGuy who, for a couple years running now, has organized the skin contest for this event (and helped co-mc on the day of).
It’s not done yet though, the skins are still on the item store till Thursday! If you haven’t already, go pick them up and let’s keep increasing the total amount raised!Get the skins!
Over $45k in stream donations
We started with a modest $10,000 goal on our Tiltify campaign for the stream event on Saturday. After quickly beating that, we upped the goal a couple times, ending day 1 with over $28,000 raised!
Then, for the first time, we had a day two event with Ray C and Frost, hosted by Rustoria. A huge thank you to everyone who participated on day 2. From their hard work, they managed to raise over another $17,000, bringing the total stream donations up to just over $45,000 for the weekend.
This is more than twice what we’ve generated from stream donations any other year! A huge thank you to everyone who donated, tuned in, and spread the word about this campaign to help us not only meet, but exceed our stream goals.
Thank you to Preemptive Love!
A huge thank you to Preemptive Love for their collaboration with planning the event this year and for all the amazing good they do in the world through helping those most negatively impacted in conflict zones.
Our Tiltify campaign is still open, so it’s not too late to raise more funds for this great cause!Donate Now
Thank you Facepunch!
We owe the entire crew at Facepunch a huge debt of gratitude for their continued support in Charitable Rust. Every year they have partnered with us to help raise funds for this event and this year they went above and beyond. They not only helped raise awareness, they once again agreed to put skins on the item store - the proceeds of which go towards this great cause. On top of that, they ran a Twitch drop campaign which had our viewership higher than ever before!
I can not thank the entire team at Facepunch enough for their ongoing support and tireless commitment toward improving and adding to the already incredible game that is Rust.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the entire team at Facepunch! Keep up the great work! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you to everyone who donated during the stream, and a special thank you to our top donors of the day:
Rudeolph (forth year in a row baby!)
Lee @ Tebex
Reddit PlayRust Community / Staff
To our stream partners
For the second year in a row, in the interest of encouraging a little friendly competition, we used a team leaderboard system which tracked and aggregated hashtags in each donation towards a team goal.
Thank you to all content creators who participated throughout the week, and a special thank you to our teams:
Mr. Bengals, ChrissytinaFx, Dark Horse Project, Templetaps, Monty, TheRealEvo, BeccaSomething, BigChase, Azzaker_Dan, and everyone else who participated!
On behalf of our VIP customers
A special thank you goes out to every Rustafied VIP customer. It’s the VIP program which keeps Rustafied operating - without it we would not have the presence and servers which we do. Each year we save a portion of our proceeds for charity. On behalf of you all, Rustafied donated over $2,500 during this event!
To the production team
This years’ event took literally thousands of hours to set up the server, prizes, invites, and everything else which went into the production. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the entire team which helped out. There are way too many of you to name, but you know who you are, and I love you all!
Thank you to everyone else
These acknowledgement posts are always a challenge, especially with such a large event. So many people helped us reach (and beat) our goal, it is simply impossible to adequately acknowledge everyone. To all of you who donated, watched the stream, spread the word about the event, or participated in any way - I thank you.
If I missed a special mention to someone in particular, I apologize, and please know that I am grateful for your contribution.
Art contest winners!
This year, like previous years, we has some incredible entries to the art contest. A huge thank you to all who contributed, it was hard to pick this year. Here are the finalists (with the winner, Merida, first).View fullsize
Merida (winner!) View fullsize
Desert Whale View fullsize
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Lemon View fullsize
Slap Dash View fullsize
Last but not least, the winners of the scrap contest! In case you missed it, our main event server gave out scrap for participating in events. The top scrap collectors of the day won VIP on all Rustafied servers. Congratulations to the winners!
1 year of Platinum VIP
Average Ivermectin Enjoyer
6 months of Platinum VIP
3 months Platinum VIP