Tag Archives: charity: water

UPickVG Commemorative Swag Available – For a Limited Time Only!

These aren’t just super cool pieces of UPickVG fanart (though, they ARE that) – they’re also the designs you can get on a t-shirt, hoodie, baby onesie, tote bag, throw pillow, mug… and even more! All available from the UPickVG Redbubble Shop, but only for a limited time! 100% of the profits from everything in… Read More »

Thank You!

With your help, we raised $10,000.71 for charity: water during UPickVG 5! That’s 333 people who get clean water access FOR LIFE, thanks to your support! And what’s more, we’ve raised over $31,942 for worthy charities over the lifetime of UPickVG! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all the tuning in, donating,… Read More »

Steam Game Bundle Prize 2 for #UPickVG5

On Saturday June 4th starting at 4:30pm and ending at 5:30pm ET, we will be giving away a bundle of games via Steam.  This collection covers a wide variety of genres and includes the following games: The U-Pick Crew is very grateful to our own Doctor Gyarados for his donation to UPickVG 5, and we look forward to… Read More »

Gaze Into the Iris! Karma Points at UPickVG

We have a number of prizes for the UPickVG 5 charity marathon, donated through our sponsors and players. “Prizes? I love prizes!” you say. We do too! Who doesn’t? What prizes do we have? These! Just a few examples of fabulous prizes we have to give away during UPickVG 5! “How get prizes?” Well my… Read More »

Portal Gun Replica Prize for #UPickVG5

On Sunday June 5th starting at 6:30pm and ending at 7:30pm ET, we will be giving away a Limited Edition Portal Gun Replica.  This Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device is an officially licensed Portal/Portal 2 collectible made by NECA. The device is a life-size 1:1 scale replica of Chell’s fantastic contraption, limited to only 5000 pieces worldwide. … Read More »

Steam Game Bundle Prize 1 for #UPickVG5

On Friday June 3rd starting at 8:30pm and ending at 9:30pm ET, we will be giving away a bundle of Steam game keys!  This collection covers a wide variety of genres and includes the following games: The U-Pick Crew is very grateful to our own Bobby for his donation of these games to UPickVG 5, and we look… Read More »

Different Solutions to the Water Crisis in Very Different Places

When you think of water scarcity, what comes to mind? Do you imagine hot, arid deserts? Dusty roads with bright sun and no shelter? Or do you imagine green mountains with arable land? Silty river basins with long rainy seasons? Two of our past charity: water projects, in Rwanda and Cambodia, present a unique conundrum… Read More »

UPickVG 5 Player Shift Schedule

Here it comes: the schedule for which UPickVG volunteers will be subjected to YOUR game choices, and when! Here are the faces that will be playing whatever games you choose for charity, and when: Friday, June 3rd Friday 8pm – Midnight Saturday, June 4th Saturday Midnight – 4am Saturday 4am – 8am Saturday 8am –… Read More »

Last Chance to Request Games for UPickVG 5!

UPickVG 5 is coming, June 3rd-5th! And just like all of our mega charity game-a-thons, YOU get to pick the games we’ll be playing! But you’ve only got a limited time left to let us know what games you want… Starting Sunday May 1st, we’ll take the games you’ve requested on the Request Games page… Read More »