#PuberMe Blossoms Into $1 Million For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Over 200 celebrities shared their awkward teen photos for the fundraiser. You can still help, too!
Posted on Oct 5, 2017 08:30pm

We didn't have to make this awkward. We just wanted to.

Last week on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert pledged to give $1,000 to help Puerto Rico with hurricane relief for every celebrity who shared an awkward photo from their teenage years on social media (several of which we've embedded below). His guest that night, comedian Nick Kroll, had started the whole #PuberMe campaign to promote his new cartoon, Big Mouth. Stephen sweetened the deal with the offer to donate money from his AmeriCone Dream Fund—and Nick said he'd chip in, too.

WATCH: Every Celebrity #PuberMe Photo For Puerto Rico Relief

Since then, more than 200 Stephen-approved celebrities have participated in #PuberMe. The full math was explained on Thursday night's show, but between Stephen, Nick, and the cast and crew of Big Mouth, their contributions add up to $333,000. Those funds are going to help Puerto Rico via the One America Appeal.

But wait ... there's more! CBS is matching their gifts with an additional $333,000. And it doesn't stop there. Because so many fans participated (over 75,000 tweets used #PuberMe), Stephen is kicking in another $333,000 from the AmeriCone Dream Fund. That's $999,000!

We know what you're thinking. It was really close to a million. Like, this close. Well, at the last second, there was this especially amazing submission by Lin-Manuel Miranda to put it over the top. He did it in person, and you can see the moment on Thursday night's show.

WATCH: The #PuberMe Grand Finale With Lin-Manuel Miranda

$1 million is a big number, but every little bit helps—and your own donation can make a difference no matter what the size. Please support our fellow Americans in their time of need. The citizens of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States, and they were hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Here are some great organizations that have indicated they are ready to help. Visit the websites to learn more about each organization, and to find out if donations are tax deductible:

One America Appeal

Unidos por Puerto Rico

Global Giving



Save the Children

Team Rubicon

Thank you, nation! Now here are some beautiful people, inside and out...

Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory:

Melissa Rauch from The Big Bang Theory:
Pauley Perrette from NCIS:
James Corden from The Late Late Show:
Julie Chen from The Talk and Big Brother:
Jon Batiste from The Late Show:

William Shatner from Star Trek:

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