Doki Raises $250,000 In Massive Mental Health Charity Stream, Auction

Dokibird raised more than $250,000 for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in her first major event since her return.

Dokibird is continuing her rapid ascent following her return, and the dragoons are all there in support.

With plenty of eyeballs on the indie creator, she put them to use running a charity event on March 2 to raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF). BBRF is an American-based charity “committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.”

She invited creatives to donate exclusive one-of-a-kind Doki merch to auction, and they came in droves. Items from custom keyboards and earphones to plushies and signed art were put up for sale, along with experiences with the star streamer. 

The most expensive item ⁠— a chance to pick the next official Doki outfit ⁠— netting nearly $10,000 alone. In total, $97,959 was raised for charity through the auction.

But it didn’t stop there. Through an open fundraiser on her YouTube page, as well as a six-hour stream where she spoke about the importance of the cause to her as well as showcasing some of the auctioned items, she managed to push the total above $250,000 to $252,524.

This included a rush in the final eight minutes of her stream, raising more than $10,000 to get her to play Elden Ring on stream as well as pushing the raised amount on the stream alone to $100,000.

“In the end we managed to raise so much money for charity, and that’s what matters the most,” she said at the end of her March 2 stream.

“That’s something we should all be incredibly proud of, to be able to raise $200,000 for two charity causes regarding mental health, both awareness and research. Even though this has been a six hour stream, we have raised so much money.

“I’m very happy this was the very first event I’m doing for all you guys, for such a great cause.

“Without your generosity and your effort, letting me do the stream ⁠— you are all amazing and we did something special today.”