The Give For Good Festival: Charities

We’ve worked with a variety of charities over the past number of years and this year we’re delighted to be partnering again with Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.

Over the past 7 years, you’ve helped us raise over $1.5 million for charity!

The WOLF community is a vibrant one made up of people from all over the world, and we’ve seen first-hand how powerful this community is in raising money for charity when we launch our charity-focused game items and tournaments. That’s why we’ve made our charity campaigns an annual event and we look forward every year to seeing how the funds you raised are put to use with our charity partners.

Action Against Hunger is dedicated to saving the lives of malnourished children and supporting their families to beat hunger.

The on-going threat of Covid-19 and the measures implemented to stop the spread of the virus are leading to even greater levels of hunger as food becomes even harder to access. The money we raise for Action Against Hunger will help to provide good nutrition and healthy diets to the most vulnerable, helping to build a strong immune system, which is the first line of defence while they wait for the rollout of vaccines.

Save the Children are driven by the belief that children have the right to grow up healthy, educated, and safe. They work in places where it’s toughest to be a child to ensure that the health and well-being of children are protected.

The money we raise for Save the Children helps them to respond to major emergencies and deliver innovative development programmes.

Our 2020 charity campaign raised $184,000 for Action Against Hunger and Save the Children which helped to fund…

Child-Friendly Spaces in Syria

Sara, 14, holds a football at Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space, where she feels less afraid and alone. (*name changed)

For many thousands of Syrian children, 10 years of conflict has robbed them of their childhoods. Sara, 14, was at home with her family when her street was bombed. She emerged from the rubble of her home, temporarily blinded by chemical dust from the blast. Her brother guided her to safety, and shenow lives in a displacement camp. Sara attends the Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space where she feels less afraid and alone.

She likes playing goalkeeper in football matches and says the girls’ team normally beats the boys’ team because she saves all the goals!

Nutrition and hygiene projects for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Action Against Hunger’s team has been working with Syrian refugees in Jordan across three key areas; food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, and mental health support.

With coronavirus still an ever-present threat, especially in refugee camps, Action Against Hunger is distributing hygiene and cleaning kits in Azraq refugee camp (currently home to 35,000 people). As part of their response to coronavirus, they have also been providing awareness-raising phone calls and remote mental health support services.