A self-proclaimed “party game for horrible people” is doing a not-so-horrible deed for its workers overseas.
Chicago-based Cards Against Humanity gave its Chinese workers a paid week of vacation during its “Eight Sensible Gifts for Hanukkah” initiative.
The card game’s creators explained online that most of the products it sells are made in China. “This is something a lot of companies don’t like to draw attention to, and as a result Americans often don’t see the labor that goes into the things they buy,” the Facebook post read.
The CAH team insisted that it provides “excellent wages and working conditions” on its online message, which was also posted to its website.
“This year, we used the money from one day of our holiday promotion to give our workers something very uncommon in China: a paid vacation,” the message read.
Some of the factory staff sent vacation photos and thank you notes to the Bucktown-based company. One worker wrote that he climbed a nearly 2,000-foot mountain with his son. Another worker wrote that she used her vacation to find her daughter a tutor to help improve her grades.
“This doesn’t undo the ways that all of us profit from unfair working conditions around the world, but it’s a step in the right direction,” CAH creators wrote.
This was the card game’s sixth “sensible gift.” Others gifts included socks and a $150,000 donation to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR member station, according to its website.