Boxed In: Parker Games Hopes to Raise $1 Million for Mental Health

Who said only David Blaine can pull off these tests of endurance?

Boxed In: Parker Games Hopes to Raise $1 Million for Mental Health
ByBayani AcebedoApril 20, 2021

COVID-19 itself is a disease on its own, but the pandemic has also been affecting people’s mental health and depression. To raise awareness about this, DisneyXD star and Youtuber Parker Coppins a.k.a. Parker Games has decided to hold a fundraiser called with a dash of David Blaine’s tests of endurance.

For ten days, Parker Games will isolate himself in a 12’ x ‘9 plexi-box in his studio for 10 days. ParkerGames will have no physical contact with anyone. But, he will be live-streaming his experience and playing video games for his 1M followers. Parker hopes to encourage his watchers to donate to Take This, a non-profit org that specializes in mental health for gamers.

Here’s the start of the stream:

ParkerGames also says:

“By raising awareness of mental health, depression and isolation – how it affects many in the gaming community, my goal will be to reinforce to those who are currently dealing with these issues, that they are not alone… COVID has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. I felt it was necessary to not only raise much needed funds for a great cause, but in my own way help reduce the stigma about seeking support.”

Find some of the Take This’ mental health resources here.

You can check out the Twitch stream at http://Twitch.tv/ParkerGames. He’ll be in the box from April 19—April 28.