Rare and Club Penguin: Help Rare get Coins for Change at Disney Club Penguin!

 

 

 

 


WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
that for the fourth straight year, Disney has selected Rare to benefit from its Club Penguin Coins for Change program. This year, Disney is giving away $1 million that will be divided among a select few organizations based on public voting.

We need your support!

If you have not heard of Disney Club Penguin, chances are that your friends or family between
the ages of eight and 12 have. Club Penguin Coins for Change program inspires and encourages
kids to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families around the globe through
social media and virtual play.

Please spread the word among your young friends to go online and use their virtual coins to vote for Rare.

Coins for ChangeThe more votes we get, the more financial support we can deliver to our local conservation leaders who are motiving communities to change their relationship with nature so that both people and planet can thrive.

We need to act quickly. The contest ends January 2nd!

In 2012, Rare was recognized in the Global Journal’s Top 100 Best NGOs, earned a spot on Great Nonprofits top-rated list and continued to receive strong rankings on Charity Navigator. Your coins really will bring about change with Rare.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity, but we cannot do it unless we all work together!

Thank you from your friends at Rare.


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How can you help Rare win funds from Coins for Change?

If you already have a Club Penguin account:

  1. Visit the Club Penguin website anytime before January 2nd at www.clubpenguin.com
  2. Click Play Now
  3. Click start to enter your penguin name and password
  4. Play the game to earn virtual coins! This year players bake virtual cookies and buy them with their virtual coins that act as votes to determine where Club Penguin’s $1 million will go. Kids will also be able to donate their coins as they have in previous years with donation pots found around the world. You’ll find Coins for Change donation buckets at the Lighthouse, Plaza and Town sites.
  5. When prompted to donate the virtual coins, make sure to choose “Protect the Environment!”

If you are new to Club Penguin:

  1. Visit the Club Penguin website anytime before January 2nd at www.clubpenguin.com
  2. Click Play Now
  3. Click on Create a New Penguin and follow the instructions. Every new member receives 500 coins!
  4. Play the game to earn virtual coins! This year players bake virtual cookies and buy them with their virtual coins that act as votes to determine where Club Penguin’s $1 million will go. Kids will also be able to donate their coins as they have in previous years with donation pots found around the world. You’ll find Coins for Change donation buckets at the Lighthouse, Plaza and Town sites.
  5. When prompted to donate the virtual coins, make sure to choose “Protect the Environment!”

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Disney Club Penguin?

Club Penguin is the world’s largest social media website for kids. With membership in the millions and from countries all over the world, Club Penguin offers games and other ways for kids to play in a safe space online. You can visit the home page at www.clubpenguin.com. Visitors interested in playing can create a virtual penguin with access to great games and a social platform.

When does Coins for Change run?

This year’s sixth annual holiday campaign spans from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2.

What is the theme of this year’s promotion?

This year, Coins for Change will transform into the biggest virtual bake sale ever, with players baking virtual cookies and buying them with virtual coins that act as votes to determine where Club Penguin’s $1 million will go. Kids can decide to contribute to causes in three categories – to provide medical help, build safe places and protect the earth. Kids will also be able to donate their coins as they have in previous years with donation pots found around the world.

How has Coins for Change benefited Rare in the past?

Club Penguin has given a total of $8.7 million to charities all over the world. Rare has been a charity partner of Disney Club Penguin since 2010 and has received just over $650,000. Through the generous support of Club Penguin (and your votes!), Rare has used this money to protect nesting sites of red knots in Argentina, watersheds in the Andes, reefs in the Coral Triangle, golden monkey habitat in China and wetlands around the Yangtze River.

Do I need to pay for a Club Penguin membership to play?

While some sections of Club Penguin do require a paid membership, you do not need to subscribe to participate in the Coins for Change program.