CD Projekt Red Donates Almost One Million Dollars To Biggest NGO In Poland

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CD Projekt Red recently announced via a LinkedIn post that they are donating four million PLN (which equates to $970,000) to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Poland. The donated money has been divided by the company, with two million coming directly from the company and the other two million coming from shareholders and the board of directors.

The game developer has donated money to the The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, which is also the biggest Non-governmental Organization in Poland. The NGO regularly raises money for medical equipment and has also started a Coronavirus relief fund.

“Collaborating with Fundacja Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, an established Polish NGO with over 20 years of medical equipment fundraising history, today we donated a sum of 4 million PLN to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Poland," CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski said in the LinkedIn post. "The company’s Board of Directors and major shareholders donated 2 million PLN, with another 2 million PLN donated by the company itself. We’d like to thank all the brave souls who fight for our well-being every day and hope these funds help in your effort to rid us of the virus.”

The on-going virus has had a big impact on the gaming industry. Multiple esports tournaments were postponed, GDC 2020 was delayed, and E3 2020 was completely canceled. And that doesn't mention all the issues in day-to-day development.

CD Projekt Red also took several steps to ensure the safety of its employees. The company adopted a remote work policy where employees work from home. Other companies to follow this example are Ubisoft, Nvidia, and Rockstar. It’s nice to see gaming companies trying to get ahead of an international crisis. CD Projekt Red is also giving a massive discount on every one of its games on Steam. Do check them out if you are looking for something to play while you are stuck at home.

More information about the on-going Covid-19 outbreak is available on the official CDC website and the World Health Organization website.

So what do you think? Has the outbreak affected you? What other companies have you seen give back during this pandemic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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