Square Enix ‘Stay Home & Play’ Campaign Raises $2.4+ Million
Gamers have proven again and again that they’ll support worthy causes, and Square Enix’s ‘Stay Home & Play’ campaign shows they’ve risen to the cause once more. The fundraiser, which included selling ‘Stay Home & Play’ bundles of games where 100% of the proceeds went to charity, raised over $2.4 million for a variety of targeted coronavirus-related charities in North America and Europe.
Here’s the press release:
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
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 18, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® announced today 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 Square Enix studios and 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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About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 151 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 77 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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