Disney’s Club Penguin is one of our favorites sites on the web for kids. It’s safe and they always have new and unique offerings available. Today, they launched a “Build A School for Back to School” Charity Event, and for the next two weeks, you can log into Club Penguin and participate in a scavenger hunt. This event will help with the building of three real world schools in India, Ecuador and Haiti. Club Penguin will also donate 14,000 backpacks across the US on behalf of game players. If you want to give further, players can apply for the Club Penguin Matching Gift Program, which will give a total of $25,000 in matching grants this year to student leaders that fundraise on their own to help build a school.
As was already mentioned, Club Penguin is always working on innovative game play experiences and helping people worldwide. In fact, as a result of in-world actions from kids over the year, Club Penguin has helped more than one million people in 42 con tries by funding these and other projects:
- 22 schools built for over 20,000 children
- 40 school libraries built for over 50,000 children
- 33 playgrounds for over 85,000 children
- 35 clean water projects for over 55,000 children & families
- Youth engagement & education programs around the world for over 1,000,000 children & families
To find out more details about the ‘Build a School’ program, you can visit: http://www.freethechildren.com/clubpenguin/.