With the holiday season upon us, it’s a time of year where we must take time and examine what’s most important in life. This time of year embodies the very best of the human spirit in the way we can so selflessly give to others. However, while we may have amazing gifts under our tree, there are millions of children who will be spending their Christmas in a hospital. Child’s Play helps such children:
“Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.”
So, please, take a moment this holiday to buy a toy for a child in one of these facilities or donate a sum. Anything will help make their Christmas a little brighter! Visit Child’s Play’s site at: http://childsplaycharity.org/
You can also donate by purchasing Play It Forward, a charity album with its proceeds going to Child’s Play. It contains great game-inspired music and features our friend, Michael Taylor, and many other talented musicians! You can check it out here: http://playitforwardalbum.bandcamp.com/