A press release was issued to announce the World of Warcraft Charity Program is now live. There will be two tier goals: when donations reach $500,000 — Bananas the Monkey will be unlocked. The stretch goal of a million dollars will unlock Daisy, the Sloth.
So far $21,389 have been donated, at the time of this posting, by 30 participants.
WoW Charity Pet Program Live
World of Warcraft® players wishing to make a difference in the global response to COVID-19 can now head to a special DonorDrive page to donate an amount of their choosing that will directly support the medical humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Blizzard Entertainment’s 2021 WoW® Charity Pet Program featured charity.
All donations between today and April 26 (or upon the program’s final stretch goal being reached—see below) will contribute to the MSFCOVID-19 Crisis Fund and support the organization’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. From hard-hit areas to conflict and crisis settings, in over 70 countries MSF teams support authorities to provide care for COVID-19 patients, protect people who are vulnerable and at risk, and help keep essential medical services running.
This initiative will unlock up to two adorable in-game pets as a thank you for all World of Warcraft players (excluding World of Warcraft Classic and Burning Crusade Classic) based on the two donation goals for the program:
- First Goal, $500,000 USD: Unlocks Bananas, the Monkey
- Originally available to a select few back during the time of the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade®, now everyone has the chance to adopt him.
- Stretch Goal, $1 million USD: Unlocks Daisy, the Sloth
- Daisy is a pet unlike any other ever created for WoW—in addition to being heart-meltingly cute, she can be carried around on the player’s back in-game!
Donors can track the overall progress toward these goals via the DonorDrive site. Additionally, Twitch content creators can use a special plug-in, also available via DonorDrive, to track their respective community’s contributions for corresponding drives hosted on their channels. Learn more.
UPDATE (Mar 23): The first goal is almost unlocked with $467,660 Raised.