On August 28, 2021, nearly $600K ($576,704.32) was raised for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit family and children’s charity dedicated to supporting families with sick children in their time of need, by the Honorary Fast Food Punks for the Ronald McDonald Foundation project.
This donation will be able to provide nearly 6,000 additional overnight stays for families to stay together when they need it most.
HUGE thank you to everyone that supported our Honorary Fast Food Punks Auction for charity! 🙏
WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE $576,704.32 🙌
100% of the proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald Foundation ♥️
— Fast Food Punks 🍟 🍔 (@FastFoodPunks) August 28, 2021
Who are the Fast Food Punks?
Fast Food Punks are a popular non-fungible token (NFT) project which consists of 1,000 Ethereum-based NFTs on their main collection. Each Fast Food Punk wears a fast food-related cap and is individually hand-drawn and styled by the creator, FFP.
An honorary collection was created based on 26 popular crypto/NFT Twitter influencers, including one of the CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, who is also heavily involved in charity work.
How did this charity project come about?
Together with popular Crypto Twitter influencer, Ice Bagz, the idea of creating a collection of customized hand-drawn Fast Food Punks and donating 100% profits to charity was conceptualized and came to fruition within one week of massively intensive collaboration, co-ordination and teamwork.
The strong Discord community also did their part with their constant tweets, information sharing and participation, which is crucial in any NFT project’s success today. When all 26 pieces of artwork were finally created, the auctions were launched on August 20, 2021 and ran for a week. The end result? All 26 NFTs were sold for a total of $576,704.32, and 100% of the proceeds were donated to charity.
WOW! 🤩 We are blown away by the support of the Fast Food Punks community. Thanks to your support, we will be able to provide nearly 6,000 additional overnight stays for families to stay together when they need it most! 💙— RMHC Global (@RMHC) August 30, 2021
How can future NFT-projects help charity?
As more and more artists, brands, and celebrities are getting on board with NFTs, creators are donating large proportions of their profits to favored charities.
You can help to make a difference.