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Published on August 26th, 2014 | by gareth


Call of Duty Endowment and Xbox Live To Raise Funds For Vets


Gamers Donate to Get Special Theme and Support the Effort to Help Military Veterans
Find Meaningful Jobs

SANTA MONICA, CA – AUGUST 26, 2014 – The Call of Duty Endowment and Microsoft
today announced a special Xbox Live Labor Day fundraising campaign, launching on
August 26, that will give gamers the opportunity to access a unique Xbox 360 theme
by making a donation to the Endowment and, in the process, helping military veterans
find meaningful jobs.

The special theme, designed by artist Jason Heuser and featuring George Washington
will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace dashboard by making a donation in
one of several denominations to directly support the Call of Duty Endowment. The
Endowment funds and advises the most effective non-profit organizations connecting
military veterans with high-value career opportunities. To date, the Endowment
has funded the placement of over 5,400 veterans into good jobs. To purchase the
special theme and to make a donation, head to the following link:

“Thanks to Microsoft and Xbox, we have an incredible opportunity to not only raise
money for the Endowment, but also to engage millions of gamers in the cause of giving
veterans access to high quality careers,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director
of the Call of Duty Endowment. “This campaign is going to help put veterans to work.”

About the Call of Duty Endowment:

The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation conceived
by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help veterans
find high quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market
and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. For more information
about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit

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