For those who actually want to look into it: Guidestar.
Tip: you should always look into the charities you're giving to. For example, lots of stores that charge an optional $1-5 at checkout tend to be terrible - you're often (but not always) giving more money to the store than to help anything or anyone.
This Call of Duty Endowment isn't actually on charitywatch or give.org (probably the two best charity databases), so that has me kind of hesitant on them. Guidestar is decent, though, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hmmm, it says 100%, but will it actually be 100%?
Activision is a publisher, the proceeds they receive might not be the 100% of what you pay.
"Proceeds received by activision"
So that's after Sony/Microsoft/Valve's cut. Just donate your money directly.
I've always stuck with the shriners, Easter seals, and a cpl other. I figured what can $5 hurt if it goes to the right people? I certainly didn't want the gun skin and helmet lol
Also a headsup. Fuck wounded warrior project. 75 percent of all of their money raised goes toward private jets and parties.
Ooh, look at this edgelord.
Good catch, I didn't even notice - the wording is oddly specific, which can be a bad indicator.
But...why not just donate straight to a charity?
Because by giving it to Activision first, they can take the tax write-off and you can't. Don't you want to help Activision out?
.... or because you can get people who wouldn't otherwise donate to do so. I don't see anything wrong with this.
I know a few Shriners, they're some of the best people I know and do great work
It happens,it happens in my town...only 15 cents went to charity the rest straight into some fuckers bank account
Edit: 15 cents out of a dollar
Donate to the Shriner children hospital. Parents pay no bills no travel expenses nada just free healthcare and medicine for sick kids. Do a little research before you donate. Thus is literally the only micro transaction I ever bought in any game. I can only hope it goes to veterans in need of quality employment. Our veterans kill themselves at 15x the rate they died in battle in Iraq or Afghanistan.
For example, lots of stores that charge an optional $1-5 at checkout tend to be terrible - you're often (but not always) giving more money to the store than to help anything or anyone.
Wait...more money to the store?
I can understand a charity itself being an overhead-ridden racket, but the checkout lady at Jewel saying "Would you like to donate a dollar to the FlibberFlam Smim For Berks today?" and then Jewel just pockets half the money? That sounds absurd.
Management fees, pay of the people running the charity, etc. Plenty of charities get into hot water for being a "fee" rake that makes the organizers rich rather than give to the charity in question.
Why not directly donate to that organization?
Last I saw it was closer to 40%, but still far higher than it should be when compared to similar charity organizations for veterans.
Wounded Warrior was, possibly still is, under fire for similar crap.
That's not a good thing....they fuck up and you forgive them because they allow you to donate to charity?
In a 2005 survey, it was found that 67% of households donated over $25 and that the average amount given was 2.2% of their income.
Maybe you should direct your anger at the guy making unfounded assertions rather than the guy asking for evidence.
I certainly wouldn’t deduce that at all. I’m sure people who actively donate to charities would also buy this when they see it, but assuming it also works the other way around is pretty foolish. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people aren’t actively donating to charities.
Your leg hurts because you broke it, your leg isn’t broken because it hurts.
Also remember, it's the proceedings for this particular pack.
Financially it might be handled differently than the core game. Lets say the core game provides 40% of the proceedings to the developer, and 60% to the publisher.
But a small pack like this might be something like 90% for the developer and 10% for the publisher. It can be used for a magnitude of reasons, like improving the public image for the publisher while providing extra finances for the developer team that couldn't fit within the budget of the core game.
It would be so awesome to see this kind of cosmetic micro-transaction gain more popularity to help fellow humans in need.
I was angry because I finally reached 45 on zombies for cod Ww2 and the game freezes when you go to prestige on my Xbox one? WTF Then i saw this and was super surprised. Activision may suck at fixing problems in games but they get credit for this.