Blizzard may steal the free time from millions of people, but yesterday the company proved it gives back as well. Blizzard donated over a million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Check out that awesome oversized novelty check!) The company handed over half the funds generated by the in-game sale in November and December of a special World of Warcraft pet, the Pandaren Monk.
Along with the cold, hard lucre, Blizzard gave 15 World of Warcraft playing wish kids and their families an "exclusive learning experience" with the World of Warcraft development team, including an inside look at how the game is created.
“Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players around the world, we will be able to grant the heartfelt wishes of even more courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. “This generosity is helping us bring hope, strength and joy to children when they – and their families – are facing an unimaginably difficult time in their young lives.”