Since 2011, imagine1day has been a proud recipient of grants through Disney Club Penguin’s Coins for Change campaign. Together we’ve built four primary schools benefiting more than 4,400 children annually.
We are thrilled to announce we will be receiving support through Coins for Change for the fifth consecutive year. From December 18th to 30th, 2014 on clubpenguin.com, Coins for Change players will have the opportunity to imagine themselves in Ethiopia, unlocking their creative potential with imagine1day, to make education possible for children who may not otherwise have the chance to go to school.
This program brings millions of players from every country on the planet together to donate the virtual coins they earn playing on Club Penguin to help unlock charitable projects. Players do not actually give up their own real money, Disney’s Club Penguin puts up a $1 million USD donation that is divided between the charitable projects we are supporting this year! To unlock all of the projects, the players must donate a certain level of their virtual coins that they could otherwise use for their avatar penguin within the virtual world of Club Penguin.
Everyone can play for change, @clubpenguin’s annual #CoinsforChange campaign is on now! Learn more about the projects they are supporting by visiting their Coins for Change page: https://www.clubpenguin.com/global-citizenship/coins-for-change-2014 You can also like their Facebook page and follow along as players unlock each project.
We thank Disney Club Penguin and all you kids out there making a difference in the world by participating in Coins for Change.
About Club Penguin and Coins for Change:
Disney Club Penguin (https://www.clubpenguin.com), is the #1 virtual world for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French, Russian and Spanish.
Disney Club Penguin believes everyone deserves a safe, fun place to play, learn, and grow. So every year, during Coins For Change, players donate billions of coins to help change the world! The coins they donate help unlock real world projects. These projects will share a $1 Million (USD) donation that will help build schools, playgrounds, and libraries, and protect endangered animals and their habitats. Since 2007 we’ve donated over $12 million to projects around the world.
This year, every coin players donate will help unlock real world projects:
Schools & Medical Help: Too many children around the world are unable to attend school due to war, distance, and lack of teachers, resources and facilities. Through partnerships with organizations such as Free The Children and imagine1day, Club Penguin funds the construction of schools and classrooms, helping children get an education. Through organizations like Partners In Health, medical treatments will be supported for families that need it.
Libraries in Ethiopia and India: Libraries bring communities much needed access to reading materials, supporting literacy and knowledge. Club Penguin works with Free The Children and Partners in the Horn of Africa to provide books, computers and information. These libraries supplement the basic education program by encouraging kids to read and learn on their own.
Playgrounds in the US, UK, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Argentina: The simple act of play brings joy and hope. With KaBOOM!, Club Penguin is building playgrounds and supplying imagination playgrounds around the world! With Playground Builders, Club Penguin constructs playgrounds for children affected by war. These efforts provide jobs and bring money into local economies.
Animal Homes of ten different species: Protecting animals is an important part of maintaining a balanced ecosystem. With partners such as the Global Penguin Society, Wildlife Conservation Network and Rare, Club Penguin directly supports the protection and conservation of over a dozen animal species. Our partners use science management, field research and community education to help promote and protect endangered animals.