By MasterSplinter 36 Comments
No silly goose, not Chucky.. charity.
I just got through listening to a podcast where they were graciously promoting the Child's Play charity. For those of you who may not know, this is a charity founded by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins(or Gabe & Tycho) of Penny Arcade, that helps bring games and other items to children's hospitals. Ever since its inception in 2003, donations have increased each year and hopefully this year will be no different.
This will be my second year participating and I couldn't be happier being a part of it. These kids need something to take their minds off of their unfortunate circumstances. I remember when I was in a hospital for months with a pituitary tumor (Cushing's syndrome) and I would ask the nurses if I could have a chance to play the N64 or PS2. Any chance I could get to play something, I took that opportunity because it was a fun outlet. I even asked my mom to bring some games from home for whenever I had a system in my room. I don't think I realized at the time how much I appreciated having that outlet because it helped make rough times a bit easier.
It is really easy to donate. Just head over to the Child's Play charity website and choose a hospital to donate to. Each hospital has a wishlist with items to choose from. Games are as little as 10 bucks so don't worry if you can't afford much. Every little bit counts. Books, toys, and movies are also available so there are plenty of choices.
Again, any kind of support you can give is greatly appreciated. Tell your family and friends. Thanks for reading! Any questions, leave 'em.
Also, feel free to mention any other charitable organizations here that you support. =D
Do work, son(s)!
EDIT: Here are a list of community fundraiser events.