IMVU user PraiseRose is turning virtual donations into real world relief for individuals and communities affected by the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia.
A Canada native, PraiseRose has never visited Australia, but she was so moved by the coverage of the tragedy on the news that she decided to do something about it. She created this sticker to help raise awareness about the bushfires. The response from within the IMVU community has been overwhelming. Each sticker sells for 750 credits, and community members have also been making direct donations of credits to the cause. So far, PraiseRose has raised over 850,000 credits and the reseller DevCredits has generously offered to purchase the credits at the rate of $55/100 which makes the real life donation close to $500.
“This fundraiser has brought this community together in amazing ways,” says PraiseRose. “I’ve made so many new friends, from all over the world. The response and the trust have totally overwhelmed me.”
The fundraiser is set to end on February 28th at which time PraiseRose will donate the money she’s raised directly to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
If you’d like to buy a sticker and donate to the cause, please click here. You can continue to track the progress of this fundraiser by visiting the forum post here.
This display of kindness and generosity warms our hearts at IMVU, thanks for being such an awesome community!