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The Pokemon Company Donates $200K to Ukrainian Relief

March 3, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

The Pokemon Company has announced that it is making "an immediate donation" of $200,000 to its partners at GlobalGiving to provide humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

The first few months of 2022 have been quite busy for Pokemon -- it's launched an adorable animated short starring Bidoof, an expansion for the Pokemon TCG themed around Pokemon Go, and Pokemon Legends Arceus. (And, of course, there's a brand-new game called Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on the way.) Now, the company behind this massive worldwide franchise is donating some of its money to help families and children in Ukraine.

 

The Pokemon Company Aims to Help Ukraine with Massive Donation

A total of $200,000 is being donated by The Pokemon Company to its partners at GlobalGiving in order to help out families and children affected by the conflict in Ukraine according to an announcement made by the company earlier today.

Here's the full text of the announcement:

 
 

The growing crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, which continues to cause the displacement of families and threaten the safety of children, is heartbreaking.

The Pokémon Company International is making an immediate donation of $200,000 USD to our partners at GlobalGiving to provide humanitarian relief. The nonprofit will efficiently direct the funds to community-led organizations supporting families and children affected by the crisis.

To learn more, please visit GlobalGiving.org.

Aside from its donation, The Pokemon Company implores people to visit GlobalGiving.org to help out people around the world however they can. Of course, GlobalGiving has a dedicated Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. GlobalGiving is a registered 501(c)3 charity in the United States and a registered charity in the UK -- that means donations sourced from those countries are tax-deductible.

The Pokemon Company's efforts are building on steps taken by several other game developers to help support civilians in the Ukraine crisis including 11 bit studios and Thing Trunk.