MrBeast | YouTuber Raises Over R1 Million for Children's Home in Heartwarming Campaign
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South African filmmaker Dan Mace and YouTube sensation MrBeast joined forces, raising over R10 million to rebuild an orphanage and bring hope to the children of Baphumelele Children’s Home.


Western Cape, South Africa (21 August 2023) – In a world where digital connections span the globe, the power of good deeds knows no boundaries. South African filmmaker Dan Mace, known for his creative spirit and boundless compassion, recently partnered with none other than MrBeast, the YouTube sensation touted as the “World’s Most Followed Person.”

This dynamic duo set out to make a profound impact on the lives of children in their home country, and the results have been nothing short of incredible.

MrBeast, with an astounding 177 million YouTube subscribers under his belt, is not just a content creator; he’s also the driving force behind “Beast Philanthropy,” a foundation that has been spreading positivity around the world since its inception in 2017. But this time, the spotlight shifted to South Africa as Dan Mace assumed the role of Chief Creative Officer of the Philanthropy Channel. The inevitable collision of their shared vision led to a cascade of heartwarming initiatives.

Their journey began with a touching gesture that left thousands of young South African hearts a little lighter. A staggering 20,000 pairs of shoes were donated to children in need, a gesture that resonated deeply within local communities. And the goodness didn’t stop there.

The heart of their mission truly came to life with the announcement that “Beast Philanthropy” would embark on the ambitious task of rebuilding an orphanage in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. In an incredible testament to their commitment, just 8 months later, their efforts bore fruit.

On the 21st of August, the next chapter of this incredible saga was unveiled. “Beast Philanthropy” proudly launched the second episode in a series of videos directed by the organization’s very own Dan Mace, who hails from Cape Town.

You can watch the inspiring video here:

The impact of their actions was immediate and profound.

Mace shared, “When Beast Philanthropy released our first video about Baphumelele Children’s Home and its remarkable founder, Mama Rosie, the response was staggering – 14.7 million views and counting, resulting in over R10,000,000 raised via”

The magic lies in the fact that this global initiative is bringing real change, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly aiding the causes they champion.

You can watch that video below:

However, challenges emerged along the way. The very home they were striving to rebuild, Baphumelele Children’s Home, faced the threat of closure due to the presence of asbestos. Mace and his team responded with determination, releasing a second film that continues to raise awareness of the remarkable work done by Mama Rosie and her team.

The ultimate goal is to forge sustainable solutions for all of Beast Philanthropy’s endeavours, no matter where they occur on the globe. A shining beacon of hope emerged as KZN-based RCL FOODS, along with brands like YumYum, SunBake, Do More, and Rama, stepped up to partner with Baphumelele. Their commitment ensures that every child’s need for sustenance and nourishment will be met for the next year. Moreover, Checkers sixty60 contributed significantly, delivering truckloads of food to the children. The outpouring of support from these organizations is truly heartening.

For those who want to join the movement, Mace emphasizes, “Beast Philanthropy is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for current and future generations of children. Our support for Baphumelele Children’s Home is unwavering.”

You can play a vital role by donating to the cause at this link.

Margolias adds, “Support can also be shown by purchasing a t-shirt from the ‘Rebuilding Baphumelele Children Home’ campaign, a design crafted by the very children whose lives are being positively impacted by this initiative.”

In a world often marred by negativity, Dan Mace and MrBeast stand as shining examples of the good that can be achieved when heart, passion, and action align. Their unwavering dedication is a testament to the fact that, together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Note: In the spirit of responsible content creation, we wish to clarify that we do not endorse filming or photographing children’s faces without proper consent, especially in vulnerable circumstances such as orphanages. 

Sources: Mr Beast | Beast Philanthropy
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