Since it is the season of giving, Polker has announced that it shall be conducting its very first charity drive this month. The team aims to make this a recurring event, however that would also require community assistance for it to happen. With that being said, Polker wants this event to be successful so that those who are less fortunate can have something to look forward to during the holidays.
To that end, Polker has spoken with Ol Pejeta Conservancy and has picked them as the inaugural charity that the project shall be collaborating with. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy contains a pair of one of the rarest animals in the entire world, the Northern White Rhinos. It is also home to a plethora of other species that are in desperate need of conservation. Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, the income generated from eco-tourism has stopped. To make matters worse, the area has been hit by a severe drought, and both animals as well as local citizens are suffering as a result.
How is Polker helping?
The team has developed a charity wallet through which any contribution made on Ethereum (ETH), Polygon (MATIC), or Binance Smart Chain (BSC) may be deposited, after which it will be converted to United States dollars (USD) and subsequently transferred to Ol Pejeta Conservancy on January 1st, 2022. 0xaB2b153D6eF3E4c67accD6C06Ce61Ad1189D5c8B is the official wallet address.
Furthermore, the team recognises that some might prefer to remain anonymous. With that in mind, these people will hence not be required to fill out any kind of online form in order to make a donation. Having said that however, filling out the form will allow donors to potentially win some of the remaining Polker GEN-0 NFTs in addition to making the original contribution. Because the final GEN-0 has been minted, this is hence the only chance to obtain one for those who may be interested. As an extra incentive, the team shall also mint a 'Charity Special Ol Pejeta Conservancy' NFT for the top contributor who fills out the form.
Why is this important?
Although Polker is primarily a blockchain-based P2E and free to play game which uses Unreal Engine 4, it nonetheless wants to do its part during the holiday season and give back to those who may be less fortunate. Due to the nature of blockchain technology, it would therefore make sense to initiate the aforementioned charity drive as people can make donations extremely easily as well as effectively via the wallet address.
Hopefully, the efforts by Polker will end up influencing other projects in the crypto, blockchain and DeFi space to make similar contributions as well, if they aren’t already.