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Livestream Fundraisers

    Join us for Welcome Sesame: A Digital Special Event hosted by Tamron Hall, featuring special guest performer Tori Kelly and the beloved Sesame Street Muppets. Premiering on this page online June 21 at 7pm, and available through the end of the month, this virtual special will highlight our Welcome Sesame initiative helping children affected by conflict and crisis, and ways for fans and friends to support this work. Your support is essential to help us continue bringing quality early learning, comfort, and hope to young children and families touched by crisis.   

    This year, Sesame Workshop is honoring His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, with the Joan Ganz Cooney Global Leadership Award for his leadership in welcoming Afghan refugees to Albania. Additionally, Welcome.US will be honored with this year’s Civic Leadership Award for creating the largest coalition in refugee resettlement history. This online event will also feature a special musical tribute in loving memory of Emilio Delgado, who played Luis on Sesame Street for over 40 years.  

    While the event is free to watch, we invite you to make a contribution in support of our mission to help children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Donations are one of our largest funding sources, and individual gifts are critical to powering our work. You can also visit to bid on a selection of unique items and experiences, with all proceeds benefiting Sesame Workshop!

    Donate $10!

    Your donation will help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
    Donate $20!

    $20 helps us print 4 child-facing storybooks for our Ahlan Simsim program in the Middle East .*
    Donate $50!

    $50 helps us  compile and deliver one early childhood development kit for home-based work in Bangladesh.*
    Donate $100!

    $100 helps us provide wind up radios with full SD cards of content to four households.*
    Donate $250!

    $250 helps us print caregiver-facing content packets that promote nurturing care and support play-based learning for 50 families.*
    Donate $500!

    $500 helps us do things like purchase and deliver a portable projector package, bringing Sesame video content to learning spaces without electricity. *
    Donate $1,000!

    $1,000 helps us create a new, illustrated storybook for children living in the Cox's Bazar refugee camps. *
    Donate $2,500!

    $2,500 helps us produce at least ten multimedia classroom kits, ultimately reaching thousands of children with Sesame content.*
    Donate $5,000!

    $5,000 helps us cover the cost of distribution of one hundred playmats through two strategically selected implementation partners in crisis-affected communities, reaching more than 2,000 children. *
    *The above is by way of example, your generous donation will be used in a manner that will alleviate the most pressing needs identified by Sesame Workshop. For legal disclosures, click here.