Child’s Play’s 2011 Fund Raising Drive Has Started

Child’s Play, the very excellent charity all good gamers should obviously be familiar with, has a strong track record of improving the lives of thousands of seriously ill children by providing them with consoles, toys and other fun stuff to make the grueling hardship of lengthy illness somewhat more bearable. When you think about the sterile, joyless environments most hospitals specialize in, you realize their work in invaluable. Especially in this horrible economic downturn.

And that’s why we’re happy to pass along the news that their 2011 fundraising drive has started. You might recall that in 2010 they raised a staggering $2,000,000+. We think we can do better this year, don’t you?

Here’s the press release:

CHILD’S PLAY LAUNCHES 2011 DONATION DRIVE

SEATTLE – Nov. 2, 2011 – Child’s Play Charity has officially begun its 2011 fundraising campaign, having already received more than $450,000. This year’s goal is to raise $2 million.

Since the charity’s establishment in 2003, it has distributed more than $9 million in donations from the videogame community to entertain hospitalized children across the globe.

The annual Child’s Play charity auction will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8th, 2011 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Tickets can be purchased at www.childsplaycharity.org. Passes will cost $145 per person and $5,000 for table sponsors.

“We are very excited to begin another year of Child’s Play and once again show the world that the video game community is altruistic as well as compassionate,” said Kristin Lindsay, Child’s Play. “Since Child’s Play inception we have constantly been surprised by the generosity in both time and money of the community.”

Those wishing to contribute to Child’s Play can:

● Host a fundraising event.
● Buy or donate an item on the Child’s Play eBay Giving Works page
● Give directly via PayPal
● Become a corporate sponsor, email Kristin Lindsay
● Mail a check to Child’s Play, 123 NW 36th Street Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98107
● Text the keyword GAMERS to 50555 to make a $5 donation

For more information visit http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

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