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The Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, two popular NFT projects owned by Yuga Labs, came together to raise money for a good cause. The event was sponsored by Magic Eden and Tokenproof.
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How the Punks vs. Apes Charity Event Raised Over $55,000 in Crypto Donations for Riley Children’s Hospital 

In September 2022, a charity event pitted the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks against each other to see who could raise the most money for charity. Hosted at imnotArt, the only NFT gallery in Chicago, Punks vs. Apes was a two-day event that showcased how NFT projects can come together to make a difference.  

Highlights from the event include: 

  • Major NFT companies stepping in to sponsor and help increase visibility. 
  • A competition to see which NFT project could raise the most money, culminating in a five-figure donation to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indiana. 
  • The donation was processed by The Giving Block and was a major factor in the hospital deciding to onboard as a client with The Giving Block.

Download the Punks vs. Apes case study to read more about the charity event’s crypto fundraising success. 

We often see the glamorous headlines about an NFT selling for millions of dollars, but rarely do we see stories about the good that crypto can do. If I learned anything while doing this event, it was that doing good is more than possible.

Chasten

Punks and Apes holder and coordinator of the event

Interested in Hosting Your Own Crypto Fundraising Event?

Companies, DAOs, foundations and projects interested in growing the impact of Crypto Philanthropy should reach out to The Giving Block to become part of our network. Contact our Partnerships Team today to see how you too can coordinate crypto fundraising events in support of causes you’re passionate about.

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