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Coins for Change 2008

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Celebrate Change

We are proud to report the outcome of the 2008 Coins for Change campaign!

A huge thanks goes to all Club Penguin players for embracing the spirit of giving! By donating your virtual coins to real world causes, you really showed your passion for helping others and making a difference in the world.

The second annual Coins For Change campaign ran from December 12-22, 2008, and was an astounding success with two-and-a-half million of you donating your virtual coins to support causes dedicated to helping children.

At the end of the campaign, over three billion virtual coins had been donated! These coins served as votes to determine how New Horizon Foundation (an organization started by the founders of Club Penguin) divided a $1 million donation. Each cause is dedicated to helping children.

As a final show of our appreciation, Club Penguin was so impressed by your enthusiastic response to Coins For Change we decided to contribute another $500,000. This donation has gone to support charitable causes in the countries and areas where Club Penguin’s international offices are located.

Once again, a huge thanks to Club Penguin players. For the second year in a row, you demonstrated your generosity and helped make Coins For Change a huge success.

Kids without parents and kids who have been hurt by war

  • Partners in the Horn of Africa has received $30,000 to support education, play therapy, and structured activity programs for AIDS orphans in Ethiopia.
  • War Child has received $340,000 to support education, children's rights, and poverty reduction for children affected by war in Georgia, Afghanistan, Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kids who are sick

  • Partners In Health has received $300,000 to help provide much needed medical care to children in Haiti and Rwanda.

Kids who are poor and who can’t go to school

  • Free The Children has received $330,000 to help communities in India, Ecuador, and rural China build schools and provide education to children who are poor and can't attend school.