SQUARE ENIX STAY HOME & PLAY CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER $2.4 MILLION FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: Global Gamers Play in Support of Local Charities in North America and Europe
The gaming studio has announced that the company’s Stay Home & Play campaign has raised more than $2.4 million for charities working to address a variety of needs from food insecurity to homelessness. Among the company’s fundraising efforts were special “Stay Home & Play” bundles, curated collections of the company’s popular games which were sold with 100 percent of Square Enix’s proceeds going to charity. The community response was overwhelmingly positive and will benefit hundreds of thousands of people in North America and Europe.
“We are ever thankful for the enthusiastic support of our gaming community for Stay Home & Play,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Europe and the Americas. “In a time when safety mandated that we all maintain social distance, this campaign was a way for millions of gamers to come together and raise much-needed funds to support those in need. As a multinational organization, we’re proud to facilitate the generosity of our players and make a positive impact around the world during these challenging times.”
Following is a list of the charities that will receive donations directly from the studios and it’s offices across the West:
|Square Enix (Los Angeles)||L.A. Food Bank|
|Crystal Dynamics (Redwood City)||Second Harvest of Silicon Valley|
|Crystal Dynamics (Bellevue)||Northwest Harvest|
|Eidos-Montreal, Eidos-Sherbrooke and Square Enix Montreal||Food Banks of Quebec|
Banque Alimentaires du Quebec
Centraide du Grand Montreal
Dans La Rue
Auberges du Coeur
Grand Frères et Grandes Sœurs
La Rue des Femmes
|Square Enix (London)||The Trussell Trust and The Big Issue|
|Square Enix (Paris)||Emmaus Connect|
|Square Enix (Hamburg)||Hamburger Tafel|
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