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Child's Play Charity

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by fermentor666, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    About Child's Play

    Here's the deal.

    Last year we set up a charity called Child’s Play. We set it up because we were angry the media decided to blame all the world’s problems on games and gamers. Basically they said that gamers were bad people, and we thought that wasn’t right. Apparently, you guys agreed: through Child’s Play you sent more than $250,000 in toys, games, and cash to the sick kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    That was awesome. You guys have proven over and over again that you are an overwhelming force, and you really came through and made a real difference to the 190,000 kids that Seattle Children’s Hospital cares for each year. So we’re doing it again this year, only this time we’ve expanded Child’s Play to five hospitals across the U.S. so you can send toys to a hospital a little closer to home.

    Child’s Play works the same as last year. With the help of hospital staff we’ve set up Amazon Wish Lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital’s list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of these kids are in pretty bad shape—imagine being stuck alone in a hospital over the holidays--so getting something from a fellow gamer would really raise their spirits. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year.

    Penny Arcade has a readership of something like three and a half million gamers across the world. We are arguably the largest community of gamers on the internet. The important word there being community. This isn’t IGN, this isn’t Gamespy, we are not a faceless corporation and you are not just a number tracked by a database and then relayed to hungry advertisers. You guys have proven yourselves to be a powerful force when stirred into action. Here is your opportunity to use that power to do some real good.


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    I just donated a bunch of toys, it's real simple, just go to the website, click on the hospital location and you'll get a list on Amazon of all the toys the kids asked for. Order like you would any Amazon order and make sure the shipping address goes to the hospital.

    Website: http://www.childsplaycharity.org/


    The only people profiting off this are the children and the Post Office from their insane shipping and handling charges. And hurry up, it's almost Christmas.
     
  2. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  3. fermentor666

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