Coins for Change

From the Club Penguin Wiki, the free, editable encyclopedia about Club Penguin
Jump to: navigation, search
This page is a Featured Article! Click here to learn more.
The Coins for Change Logo (2012-present)
The Coins For Change logo (2007-2011)

Coins for Change is an annual virtual charity that has allowed penguins to donate their virtually earned coins to various booths and stands placed around the Island. Club Penguin then gives two million dollars to real-world charities and organizations across the globe. Since this program started in 2007, Club Penguin has donated over 8 million dollars to charities around the globe.

Free Items[edit]

Image Item Location Members only? Years given
Bell.png Bell Beach and Plaza No 2007-2008
Coins for Change Award.png Coins For Change Card Obtained after donating to Coins for Change. No 2008
CoinsForChangeBackground2009Icon.PNG Coins For Change Background Rockhopper's Rare Items No 2009
CFC2011Pin.PNG CFC 2011 Pin Obtained after donating to Coins for Change. No 2011
CFC2012Pin.PNG CFC 2012 Pin Obtained after donating to Coins for Change. No 2012
2013CFCdonationpin.PNG 2013 CFC donation pin Obtained after donating to Coins for Change. No 2013
LittleRedWagon.PNG Little Red Wagon Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
PenguinNestsPin.PNG Penguin Nests Pin Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
ToySack.PNG Toy Sack Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
HabitatPreserverBackgroundIcon.png Habitat Preserver background Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
MarchingBandDrum.PNG Marching Band Drum Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
CleanWaterPin.PNG Clean Water Pin Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
WildlifeCorridorProtectorBackgroundIcon.png Wildlife Corridor Protector background Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
MilkandCookies.PNG Milk and Cookies Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
GoldRailroadCorner.PNG Gold Railroad Corner Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
GoldRailroadCrossing.PNG Gold Railroad Crossing Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
GoldRailroadIntersection.PNG Gold Railroad Intersection Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
GoldRailroadPiece.PNG Gold Railroad Piece Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013
SweetSwirlIglooIcon.PNG Sweet Swirl Igloo Coins for Change's donation meter No 2013

History[edit]

2007[edit]

Starting December 14, Club Penguin officially decided to donate one million of their actual money earned from the purchase from Disney to various charities. They set up two locations on the island where you could donate your virtual coins for different causes. The three causes were to help children in need from around the world, help the sick who can not afford medical treatment, or the environment. Although all three causes received funds, the one with the most donated virtual coins received the most real world money. It was Kids Health. There were stands at 2 locations; one at the Plaza and one at the Beach.

There were cross-promotions aired on Disney Channel, before and during the event.


There were three charitable organizations that shared the $1 million donation, namely:

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (for the environment)
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (for children's health)
  • Free the Children (for children in developing countries)


The results as of December 21, 2007:

  • Kids Health - 44%
  • Environment - 29%
  • Kids around the world - 27%


The final results were-

  • Kids health - 39.4%
  • Environment - 33%
  • Kids around the world - 27.6%


2.5 million penguins donated and 2 billion coins were donated all together. The event ended on Christmas Eve.

2008[edit]

On November 10, Club Penguin officially announced that Coins for Change would be back on December 12, 2008. A donation bucket was added in the Captain's Quarters. Club Penguin also made a new page that you could access by clicking the Coins for Change stand and bucket on the home page. You can view it here.

There were three new charitable organizations that would share the $1 million donation:

  • Kids who are sick
  • Kids who are poor and cannot go to school
  • Kids without parents or who have been hurt by war

The final results were:

  • Kids who are sick - 30%
  • Kids who are poor and cannot go to school - 33%
  • Kids without parents or who have been hurt by war - 37%

2009[edit]

Coins for Change 2009 was already a great success on its first day. Members were able to buy a Coins for change station for their igloo and non-members and members were able to were able to get a free Coins For Change Background from Rockhopper. This year, over 4 billion virtual coins were donated.

The Final Results are:

  • Kids who are poor - 33%
  • Kids who are sick - 31.5%
  • The Environment - 35.5%

The amounts of money which can be donated are as follows:

  • 50 coins
  • 250 coins
  • 500 coins

Also there was a benefit concert called "Concert for Change".

2010[edit]

Coins for Change has returned for the fourth time in 2010. It was first confirmed in the What's New Blog by Billybob that it would start on the 17th of December, the same time as the Holiday Party 2010. Members could buy three different shirts in the Rockhopper's Rare Items catalog that represented the three options where the donated coins would go to. Non-members could obtain a Globe Hat from the same catalog. The three options were:

  • Build Safe Places
  • Protect The Earth
  • Provide Medical Help

The amounts of money which could be donated are as follows:

  • 100 coins
  • 500 coins
  • 800 coins
  • 5000 coins

The coins donated would go to the Lighthouse. Every day, the pile of coins would grow bigger. There was a glitch where a player with less than 5000 coins would choose the option to donate 5000 coins, and an error box would appear that says "You don't have enough coins". At the same time, the player would receive the Top Volunteer stamp, which requires the donation of 5000 coins.

The Final results are as follows:

  • Build Safe Places - 30% ($300,000)
  • Protect The Earth - 36% ($360,000)
  • Provide Medical Help - 34% ($340,000)

In total, over 12 billion (12,000,000,000) coins were donated.

2011[edit]

Coins for Change 2011 was confirmed by the book Club Penguin: Festa na Ilha! and in Membership Page. It started on December 15, 2011. Since it was the 5th appearance of the program, Club Penguin donated $2 million instead of the usual $1 million. The causes were the same from last year:

  • Build Safe Places
    • Your donation will help build schools, libraries, and homes for kids around the world.
  • Protect The Earth
    • Your donation will help protect endangered animals, rainforest, wetland and coral reef habitats around the world.
  • Provide Medical Help
    • Your donation will help create hospitals, health clinics, and clean water projects around the world.

The amounts of money which could be donated were as follows:

  • 100 coins
  • 500 coins
  • 1000 coins
  • 5000 coins
  • 10000 coins

If you donate for any cause, you would earn the Volunteer stamp. And if donated 5000 coins or 10000 coins, you will earn the Top Volunteer stamp and Epic Volunteer stamp, respectively. The campaign ended on December 28, 2011 and results were first revealed in a YouTube video by Club Penguin on December 30, 2011. The results were posted at the Beach on January 5, 2012. In total, 10.8 billion virtual coins were donated altogether.

The final results are:

  • Building safe places: $620,000
  • Providing medical help: $640,000
  • Protecting the earth: $740,000

2012[edit]

Coins for Change 2012 was confirmed in Club Penguin Magazine. It started on December 20, 2012. The causes were the same from last year:

  • Build Safe Places
    • Help protect endangered animals and natural habitats.
  • Protect The Earth
    • Help provide clean water and medical treatment to those in need.
  • Provide Medical Help
    • Help build schools and shelters around the globe.

Players were able to buy cookies for 100 coins to support Coins For Change and transform into Toy Car, Reindeer Puffle or Frost Bite.

There were donation counters in Coffee Shop, Cookie Shop and Snow Forts that shows the donations that were made. The counters broke on December 26, 2012 when donations passed 10 bilions of coins.

The amounts of money which could be donated were as follows:

  • 100 coins
  • 500 coins
  • 1000 coins
  • 5000 coins
  • 10000 coins

If you donate for any cause, you would earn the Volunteer stamp. And if donated 5000 coins or 10000 coins, you would earn the Top Volunteer stamp and Epic Volunteer stamp, respectively.

The results were posted on January 3, 2013:

  • Medical Help: $308,614
  • The Environment: $395,460
  • Safe Places: $295,926

A total of 13.7 billion coins were donated.

2013[edit]

Coins for Change 2013 was confirmed in Issue 423 of Club Penguin Times. It started on December 18, 2013. The causes will be the same from last year:

  • Build Safe Places
    • Help protect endangered animals and natural habitats.
  • Protect The Earth
    • Help provide clean water and medical treatment to those in need.
  • Provide Medical Help
    • Help build schools and shelters around the globe.

It was the first time that Club Penguin supported ten projects, which were unlocked as players donate coins. The projects are Toy for Tots, One Warm Coat, Global Penguin Society, Horn of Africa, Wildlife Conservation Network, Rare, Free the Children, Imagine 1 Day, War Child and Partners In Health. When a project is unlocked, penguins will receive a gift. For the first time ever, members were able to donate to the program by riding a train. Non-members can also donate coins as passangers on the member's trains.

There were donation counters in ClubPenguin.com, Snow Forts and Train Station that shows the donations that were made. On December 22, 2013 (on the fourth day of the party) the donations passed the last year total. On January 2, 2014, when the party was near its end, the donations were near the 25 billion of coins.

The amounts of money which could be donated were as follows:

  • 100 coins
  • 500 coins
  • 1000 coins
  • 5000 coins
  • 10000 coins

If you donate for any cause, you would earn the Volunteer stamp and the 2013 CFC donation pin. And if donated 5000 coins or 10000 coins, you would earn the Top Volunteer stamp and Epic Volunteer stamp, respectively.

The results were posted on January 2, 2014: A total of 25.1 billion coins were donated.

2014[edit]

Coins for Change 2014 was confirmed in Issue 475 of Club Penguin Times. It will start on December 18, 2014.

Coins for Change Donation Station Locations[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Videos[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Login Screens[edit]

Coin for Change Donation Stations[edit]

Parties[edit]