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Friday, April 9, 2010

$2800USD Donated to Yéle Haiti Foundation by Ozimals Community

Shortly after Ozimals officially launched the bunnies on January 9, 2010, Candy Cerveau and Malkavyn Eldritch, the leaders of Team Ozimals, made a decision in response to the horrific earthquake that leveled much of Haiti. They decided that the proceeds from the first Elite Ozimals bunny, the [europa] Alien Bunneh would be donated to help ease the suffering and devastation caused by the earthquake. Candy and Malk chose to send any funds that were raised to Yéle Haiti, a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean to assist his native country of Haiti.

The [europa] Alien Bunneh made its appearance at the 2010: The Future is Now fashion extravaganza hosted by Rezzable on their Greenies sim. On sale for only two weeks, the Ozimals community came out in force to support the Haitian people and make this six-eyed, robo-space bunneh feel at home on the Second Life grid. In addition to sales of the [europa] Alien Bunneh, the Ozimals Team also set up a donation kiosk at the main store where donations earned you a keepsake Alien Bunneh Money coupon.

The Second Life community is known for its generosity, and in the face of the Haitian earthquake they once again accepted the gauntlet and gave from their hearts to support a broken country and its people in need. Sales from the Ozimals [europa] Alien Bunneh and donations to the kiosk at the Ozimals main store allowed for a total donation of $2800USD to the Yéle Haiti Foundation. In the end there might have been room for only one name on the donation, but in reality that $2800USD was the result of hundreds of contributions from people across the Second Life grid logging in from around the world. Thank you for helping us raise that money. Thank you for being part of the Ozimals community. Thank you for showing that virtual connections can become real life contributions that help change the course of events in the world we all share.

If you missed out on donating to help Haiti through Ozimals or would just like to give a little more, there are instructions on how to text donations to aid the Haitian relief initiative on the Yéle Haiti Foundation website, one of the many foundations that has taken on the mission of helping the Haitian community begin to rebuild their country.


TeenaB said...

amazing WTG!

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