“Care Package” NFTs deliver humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

    21 Aug 2021
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    Jack Butcher, a creator of Visualize Value, an online courses platform, launched the “Care Package” project, which enables crypto and NFTs to play a new role in charitable giving for Afghani citizens in particular.

    With the rising conflict throughout Afghanistan, Jack sought out NFTs as a way to help those in need. The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates that over half a million people in Afghanistan have been internally displaced this year. There is an abundance of individuals in the region that are in desperate need of food, water, shelter, and other resources to survive.

    Care Package” is an NFT series of 1,000 tokens priced at 0.03 ETH (about $87) that covers one family’s emergency needs for one month. There are also packages of 10 available for 0.28 ETH. Butcher is directing all funds from “Care Package” to Care.Org via The Giving Block. Butcher minted the NFTs on Mirror, and with each NFT purchase, funds are held in a smart contract and sent to a Care.Org ETH wallet.

    In less than 24 hours since releasing the NFTs, Butcher has raised over 25 ETH ($75,000) with the single and 10-pack NFTs.

    For Butcher, it’s not the first NFT endeavor. He minted in April “Oxygen,” a 1-of-1 piece that sold for 3.0 ETH (just shy of $10K), donating proceeds to the India Covid-Crypto Relief Fund. Earlier this month, he issued “HR 3684,” with 100% of proceeds going to coincenter.org, a non-profit focused on policy initiatives in crypto. The 1-of-1 NFT sold for 5.5 ETH (over $16K) in the heart of policy discussions around crypto regulations.

    Jack Butcher is showing initiative to empower crypto communities to make a difference across the globe.

    “Watching the news play out and thinking about what I could do that would be the highest impact, knowing that I can reach the digital art/NFT community and raise crypto,” he told NewsBTC about his motivation.

    After spending years in advertising, Jack created Visualize Value to “make it easier to learn, teach, build and sell,” as he describes it. His educational platform includes courses and exceptional online content to inspire creativity and outside-the-box thinking.

    Butcher believes in projects that create mini-economies, play-to-earn, generative art, and commercial rights as some of his favorites – with a true love for “the permissionless nature of it all.”

    Here you can buy “Care Package” NFTs and learn more about Care.org fund.

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