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Our Charity Contributions
Find out more about the charity work and contributions by The Sandbox.
The Sandbox has made several contributions to various charities across the world. This includes global conservation efforts, as well as supporting our fellow human beings during a humanitarian crisis. Below, we list some of the contributions that The Sandbox has made to charitable causes worldwide.
The Sandbox auctioned a unique, one-of-a-kind NFT called “Nori: Golden Tree”. 100% of the proceeds from this auction were donated to Nori, which go towards carbon removal projects in an effort to reverse climate change.
Another NFT, called Nori: Ode to Earth, which has a scarcity of 100 copies, was also sold via The Sandbox’s own marketplace. The proceeds from these sales also go towards Nori’s carbon removal projects to reverse climate change.
Through its partnerships with Nori and Offsetra, The Sandbox is doing its part to reverse its carbon emissions by acquiring carbon credits and purchasing nature-based carbon offsets.
The Sandbox purchased the Cyberkong #201 NFT, otherwise known as Skelly, in an auction, for 185 ETH (approximately $800,000 USD at the time). The proceeds from this auction went to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, which is the African continent’s oldest national park and most biologically diverse protected area.
The Sandbox is supporting reforestation and forest protection efforts through a partnership with a charity called WeForest. The Sandbox's efforts include reversing deforestation in the Amazon, protecting essential mangroves in Madagascar, and reversing land degradation in Ethiopia through forest restoration. At the time of writing in May 2022, The Sandbox has provided funding for 64,348 trees and counting.
The Sandbox auctioned a unique 12x12 ESTATE on OpenSea in December 2020. This was the first ever charity auction at The Sandbox. 100% of the proceeds from this auction were donated to UNICEF’s crypto fund, which benefits children and young people all over the world.
The Sandbox has partnered with World of Women, which is a culture shaping NFT community celebrating representation, inclusivity, and equal opportunities. The Sandbox has given them a $25million grant to develop the World Of Women Foundation, to bring more women and diversity to the metaverse and NFT spaces, through avatar collections, a museum, a university, and an academy.
The Sandbox, in collaboration with MAUER, launched the sale of 10,000 animated Ukrainian flag NFTs, sold at $100 USD in crypto or fiat. All of the proceeds from the sale go to charities that are vetted by MAUER’s Ukrainian employees, to ensure that the donations make a maximum impact. On top of that, The Sandbox will also match every sale.
Ukrainian artist, Ilya, using The Sandbox’s VoxEdit software, created 200 copies of a unique, two-sided NFT, which is a representation of peace and independence, but also civil resistance. The NFT was sold on The Sandbox’s marketplace and all proceeds from the sale go towards supporting victims of the war in Ukraine.
A French artist, Okiti’x, created a unique and one-of-a-kind NFT named Union for Peace, using The Sandbox’s VoxEdit software. This NFT was auctioned by The Sandbox on OpenSea. The proceeds from the auction went towards supporting Ukrainian children who were affected by the war (through UNICEF France).
The Sandbox donated €100,000 EUR to purchase two emergency ambulances for the people of Ukraine, as well as €40,000 EUR of medical supplies and equipment for Ukrainian civilian hospitals and emergency paramedics, through Zeilen van Vrijheid - a charity based in the Netherlands. These resources will help the Ukrainian war victims to quickly get the medical help that they need. The ambulances and much of the medical equipment will also continue to save the lives of many Ukrainian people long after the war is over.
The two ambulances purchased by The Sandbox, awaiting delivery to Ukraine
The Sandbox donated 100,000 SAND, which was valued at ~$300,000 USD at the time, to UNICEF’s emergency fund in response to the conflict crisis in Ukraine.
This donation enabled UNICEF to provide many different forms of aid to Ukrainians, especially children. Such as providing access to clean water or liquefied chlorine for water purification, the delivery of medical supplies to hospitals for pregnant women and newborn babies, school supplies and winter clothing for children, providing education for displaced children, fighting against gender-based violence and child abuse, emergency procedures to rescue and provide fostering & safe housing for displaced or orphaned children, and so on.
The Sandbox will be making more charitable contributions and efforts in the future.
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