Gaming is Child’s Play
Yup, it’s that time of year again … time to stop acting like the fat, slovenly, unsociable, incoherent sociopaths the mass media purports gamers to be, and instead reach out and think of those less fortunate than ourselves.
Child’s Play is a community-based gaming charity that provides toys, books and – naturally – games for sick children all across the world. Since 2003 the charity has raise a staggering seven million dollars in donations of cash and gifts for children, and it now wants 2010 to be the biggest and best year yet as it expands across over 70 partner hospitals right across the globe.
It’s easy to contribute. You can PayPal or text your financial contribution, or click on the hospital of your choice on the site and peruse the hospital’s own Amazon Wishlist. In the UK alone you can donate to either (or preferably both!) the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital or Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
With over 70 partner hospitals and more arriving every year, you can be sure to find one from the map [on the site] that needs your help! You can choose to purchase requested items from their online retailer wish lists, or make a cash donation that helps out Child’s Play partners everywhere. Any items purchased through Amazon will be shipped directly to your hospital of choice, so please be sure to select their shipping address rather than your own.
When gamers give back, it makes a difference!
This article’s done now so please … go visit the site now and give generously.