Sony to donate $100 million through COVID-19 global relief fund

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:45 GMT

Sony has announced it has established a global relief for COVID-19, where it will donate $100 million to support those around the world affected by the virus.

According to Sony, the fund will support areas such as the creative community in the games and entertainment industry. It will focus on those impacted by the cancellation or postponement of production. This also includes music, film, and television.

The fund will also assist those on the frontlines of medical and first responder efforts, and will provide support for children and educators forced to work remotely. Sony will “explore ways to leverage its technologies” in support of educational activities and cooperate with educators to implement said measures.

In terms of medical support, the company will donate $10 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, as well as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The funs will assist medical workers and others.

The company said its 110,000 employees worldwide will also be able to show support through a matching gift program.

Sony joins other companies in the industry offering relief such as CD Projekt Red, Paradox, Riot Games, Twitch, Rockstar, and Humble Bundle among others.

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