Mars Panda Launches NFT Auction in Support of UNHCR Humanitarian Efforts for Displaced Afghans

Written By Simon Mwebaze
NFT Charity Auction Launched to Help Vulnerable Displaced Afghans

Mars Panda, an all-in-one aggregation blockchain platform, has launched a charity NFT auction in support of UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency’s humanitarian efforts for vulnerable displaced Afghans.

The Mars Panda NFT charity auction in support of UNHCR is live now through March 4, 2022 –  featuring more than 30 NFTs that world-renowned authors, digital and fine arts artists, NFT influencers, and professional footballers have pledged to the auction. All proceeds from the charity auction, minus administrative and operational costs, will be donated to UNHCR in support of vulnerable displaced families affected by the Afghanistan emergency.

“The relentless influx of wealth and interest in NFTs are perfect ingredients to make them a force of good. NFTs have empowered everyone to convert their art and creativity into meaningful actions targeting social and humanitarian issues,” Kevin Pang, CEO of Mars Panda World, said. 

Among the VIP contributors are world-renowned authors and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors Khaled Hosseini and Neil Gaiman, illustrator Dan Williams, Thai Venerable and UNHCR Patron Phra Medhivajirodom.

  • Neil Gaiman has donated a UNHCR produced film of his poem What You Need To Be Warm which includes a never-previously-published message from Neil on the writing of the poem and its development into a film. Winning bidders of this NFT will also receive a copy of The Sandman signed by Neil Gaiman with a personalized message.
  • Dan Williams has donated 17 original ink and watercolor illustrations from Sea Prayer, a short book by Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns). Winning bidders will also receive a copy of Sea Prayer signed by Khaled.

  • Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom has painted a one-stroke painting specifically for this charity auction. The Venerable has also blessed the artwork for the New Year.

The launch VIP NFTs were auctioned for one week. NFTs from other contributors, including Valencia F.C. footballers, Hunn Wai and Dark Zodiac will be auctioned through March 4, 2022.

Visit the Mars Panda Charity Auction in support of UNHCR here.

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