For this holiday season, Cards Against Humanity ran an Eight Sensible Gifts for Hannukah promotion where people paid for eight small gifts delivered to their door on separate days. The company says 150,000 people signed up for the promotion. With the money they made for just one of those eight days of gifts, Cards Against Humanity gave their printing factory workers in China a week of paid vacation.
The company said that while many companies don’t like to bring attention to the fact that their products are made in China, Cards Against Humanity believes the way their games are made is a part of who they are. “It’s important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers who make our game. While our factory provides excellent wages and working conditions, Chinese working conditions are generally more strict,” Cards Against Humanity said in a statement on their website.
Their printer in China didn’t actually have any procedure to give their workers a paid vacation, so Cards Against Humanity had to buy the factory’s entire capacity for a week and tell them to produce nothing. While the company says their gesture doesn’t undo the ways that we all gain from unfair working conditions in other countries, they hope it’s a step in the right direction.
Cards Against Humanity also used some of the money they raised during the promotion to give to Chicago’s NPR station, WBEZ.