Child's Play's 2011 Charity Drive Starts Today

Posted Thu Nov 3, 2011 at 05:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The biggest gamer specific charity is at it again, looking to beat a $2.2 million record.

Back in 2003, the folks over at Penny Arcade set up a charity designed to put games and toys in the hands of hospitalized kids around the country. The first year's response was much more than anyone expected - around $250,000 in total donations.

From there it's grown year-to-year, up to a whopping $2,294,317 last year. In all, nearly $9,000,000 in toys and games have made it to sick kids across the world. As you'd imagine, Penny Arcade creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins want to break that record yet again.

To support Child's Play you can contribute or attend one of the many events taking place, visit the Amazon wish list of a hopital you'd like to donate to, or send money directly through Paypal. Check out the Child's Play website for the latest news and a comprehensive list of events.

Source: Child's Play

Tags: Charity, Child's Play, Penny Arcade (all tags)