Child's Play Charity Hits $1.95 Million in Donations

Posted Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

With 10 days left until Christmas, that puts the charity within reach of last year's $2.3 million.

Gamers get a lot of flak for being lazy and immature and the game industry doesn't have it much better. There's a certain impression that outsiders have about videogame folk and that's not an image that's in line with massive charity efforts.

The Child's Play charity is one of those things that we can point to when showing off the good that gamers do, but more importantly, it's a way to share the thing we love with some of the people that need it most. Those millions of dollars are going towards cheering up kids that are stuck in the hospital, or giving them a little bit of an escape.

Thanks to the continued donation of gamers and the most successful dinner auction to date, Child's Play is up to $1.95 million in donations. That's a huge chunk of change that's so very close to the $2.3 million raised last year.

While charitable donations aren't a game per se, there's still an impulse from the community in general to try and beat last year's score. You can donate directly to Child's Play, check out one of the many events and auctions, or pick up things from the wish list of hospitals near you.

Need a little inspiration? Check out this amazing Extra Credits video on the subject.

Source: Child's Play

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