Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 1528 - Club Penguin Coins for Change

Aussie primary schools put charity first this Christmas with Disney's Club Penguin


Club Penguin is pretty popular globally and becoming quite big among children in Australia.  You can see my post about it here. The reason I am shouting it's praises right now is because it's Disney (and you know how much I LUURVE Disney) but also because they have the Coins for Change program which teaches kids how to give back to society.   I am all about community contributions so this Club Penguin initiative is right up my ally.



Primary schools across Australia have been learning about the importance of charitable giving in the lead up to Christmas through the new school program run by Club Penguin.

Launching in over 1800 primary schools nationally this term, the program has seen the roll out of term based activity resources designed to teach kids about real world issues that impact communities in a fun and very child friendly way.  The first has focused on "Coins for Change" which is an in-game initiative designed to teach kids about charities and the importance of helping others.

In class activity packs teach students about the importance of providing medical help, protecting the earth and building safe places around the world to support less fortunate children and families in need.

The schools program is an extension of Club Penguin's Global Citizenship project that encourages children to get involved with charitable activities. During the Christmas period, Coins for Change allows members of the interactive world to donate their virtually earned coins to causes around the world.  These donations contribute to unlocking a real life $1 million donation which will be used for real world projects globally.  How cool is that!

To date, Club Penguin has donated over $10 million to charities in over 40 countries directly reaching over 200,000 kids world-wide. Some Aussie charities that have benefited from Club Penguin include The Aboriginal Children's Advancement Society, Sydney Story Factory, St Meads Hospital and Phillip Island's Penguin Foundation (how apt) to name a few.

Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Chief Marketing Officer of the Walt Disney Company here in Australia said "Club Penguin has an impressive record of giving with the Coins for Change program over the past 6 years. With this initiative, we are encouraging and empowering kids to take action, help others, and change the world through clubpenguin.com,"

The Coins for Change will go live in-game from 20 December through to 1 January.

So there you go! If you buy someone a Club Penguin membership card this Christmas it could well end up being the gift that just keeps on giving!

Today I will announce the winners of the Club Penguin Coin Cards.  Keep an eye on Deep Fried Facebook for the announcement. 

2 comments :

  1. Coins are too expensive which is use in festivals and also others family functions. And coins (gold, silver, platinum, antique) also use in traditions. But sometimes when it’s too many and you are scared to lose it then why you don’t sell it and get paid. All kind of coins sell and buy in here.
    Sell coin


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