World of Warcraft launches charity pet program

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizard's 2021 WoW Charity Pet Program will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

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Bananas and Daisy

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 MSF COVID-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.

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