The launch of The Mars Panda NFT Charity Auction has been announced by crypto platform Mars Panda. The proceeds will be used to support UNHCR’s humanitarian efforts for Afghan refugees.
The charity auction will be held from the 31st January through the 6th Februar and includes donations in form of NFTs by high-profile people.
The UNHCR will receive all the proceeds of the auction, less administrative and operational expenses. This is their work in providing assistance to newly displaced Afghans with essential relief items, shelter, food and water. The UNHCR supports charitable organizations like the UNHCR, which is especially important during winter.
Kevin Pang, Mars Panda World CEO stated in a statement:
NFTs’ constant wealth and interest are the perfect ingredients for being a force for good. NFTs allow everyone to turn their creativity and art into meaningful actions that address social and humanitarian problems.
According to Messari crypto data group, the NFT market exceeded $41 billion by 2021. This total would have been even greater if it included NFTs created on solana or other blockchains.
Mars Panda’s charity auction, with this in mind and the potential for high-interest NFTs to be used towards meaningful action, will channel the NFT demand into a worthy social campaign.
This cause is being supported by high-profile figures and internationally-respected authors, including UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors Khaled Haosseini, Neil Gaiman, Dan Williams, the illustrator Dan Williams, Thai Venerable, and UNHCR Patron Phra Madhivajirodom.
Neil Gaiman, author of What You Need to Be Warm has donated a UNHCR-produced film of his poem. It also includes a message from him about the writing and development. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner: A Thousand Splendid suns, has donated a book.
Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom is a respected Buddhist monk, scholar and writer from Thailand who has created a one-stroke painting for this charity auction.
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