I just checked into Club Penguin to see how my Puffle was doing. While reading the news, I discovered that I (and anyone else playing on Club Penguin) can help raise money to help 3 different charities.
The Program is called “Coins for Change”. Between December 14th and 24th, I can save up the coins I earn while playing games and donate the coins at various locations throughout the Club Penguin island. How cool is that?!
Screen shot of the news:
The Close Up:
Club Penguin Kids Can Make Donations
By GARY GENTILE – 2 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kids who earn virtual cash in the popular online world “Club Penguin” can give some of it to charity as part of a program announced Monday by the Web site.
“It’s showing the kids they can truly make a difference,” said Lane Merrifield, a co-founder of Club Penguin, which is based in British Columbia and was purchased last summer by The Walt Disney Co.
In the Club Penguin world, kids win gold coins by playing games such as sled racing and, with a paid membership, buy virtual items like furniture and clothing.
Starting Dec. 14 and running through Dec. 24, kids can choose to donate their virtual money to support the environment, children’s health or children’s education.
The company will then split $1 million in real dollars among three charities — the World Wildlife Fund, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Free The Children.
The Canadian Web site donated a little more than $30 million to charity after Disney agreed to pay $350 million for it. The sellers could get another $350 million if certain profit goals are reached.
— end press release
If you don’t have an account at Club Penguin – get one, its fun for kids and fun for families… it’s just plain fun!
[tags] penguin, fun, club penguin, charity[/tags]