The Pet Pack for Ukraine, consisting of Sunny, the golden retriever pet in World of Warcraft Dragonflight, as well as Flurky, the baby Murloc for WotLK Classic, has done exceptionally well!
All proceeds from the sales go to charity (BlueCheck Ukraine). In case you didn't know, the Pet Pack for Ukraine was available from between 25 July and 29 August 2023. With the sale now complete, the Blizzard announced it raised over 1 million USD for charity!
The developers explained in a news post that:
Thanks to the World of Warcraft community, more than a million dollars in aid has already been designated for BlueCheck partners on the ground.
Charity Organizations Supported by WoW Pet Pack for Ukraine
Blizzard noted that by "cutting the red tape the WoW-BlueCheck Partnership is providing critical resources" and continued by listing the organizations, which you can read about below.
Ukraine Assistance Organization (UAO)
Programs Funded: UAO will fund mobile medical teams to provide home medical services for patients unable to reach health facilities in regions such as Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Odessa, encompassing the cities and the surrounding areas. The teams will diagnose, treat, and provide medications at no cost to more than 3,500 patients over the coming months.
Programs Funded: This grant will fund a container of urgent medical supplies for a hospital in Zaporizhia City. These funds will ensure that nine frontline hospitals can receive more than one million dollars in medical supplies.
Programs Funded: This grant will provide for continued operations, and the purchase of urgent humanitarian supplies for frontline areas.
Voices of Children
Programs Funded: The grant will fund therapy for at least 100 children with ASD along with group sessions for parents, psychoeducational programs, as well funding an international conference on the protection of the rights and mental health of children of war.
Save Peace in Ukraine
Programs Funded: Save Peace in UA plans to distribute 180,000 ready-to-eat meals to 6,000 individuals who cannot care for themselves. Each recipient will receive 30 ready-to-eat meals for 15 days of complete nutrition.
Programs Funded: Funding will support approximately 8 months of operating costs of programming for unaccompanied elderly.
Cash for Refugees
Programs Funded: The grants will enable the organization to continue providing cash assistance to high-needs individuals across the country, reaching more than 600 families with young children and elderly who have fled war-affected areas.
Programs Funded: Psychological Online Counseling to provide upward of 1,500 consultations for 300 individuals; A Mobile Service Team for Children to work with children both in their city and in remote communities; Food Support around the frontline including the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, and Odessa regions.
Programs Funded: This grant will help complete the construction of the TAPS Ukraine Resilience Center in Dnipro, which will offer forums and training for 10,000+ Ukrainians covering mental wellness, trauma resolution, and emergency medical care.
Program Funded: Providing shelter rehabilitation with permanent housing for internally displaced persons in Kharkiv and Lviv with co-financing from local municipalities.
While the Sunny and Flurky pet pack sale for WoW players has now come to an end, you can still donate! There's an option to donate to BlueCheck Ukraine via Battle.net when making any digital World of Warcraft purchase at checkout.
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