The Gamers Give Back Tour is an uplifting celebration that brings smiles, hope & lasting memories to every hospital visited. Events include a variety of activities: distributing delicious catered meals to staff and kids, delivering age-appropriate gifts to patients and their guests or siblings, and sharing important resources on gaming and technology with the Child Life staff.
Child's Play has been working to support kids in hospitals since 2003 and thanks to the generosity of the gaming community now includes a network of over 115 hospitals and 110 domestic violence shelters. Child's Play seeks to improve lives through the power of play and the growing ability for gaming technology to positively impact the health and happiness of children in challenging situations.
Founded in 2007, GameChanger Charity's mission is to positively impact the lives of children & families suffering from life-threatening illnesses through video games, compassion and innovation. Powered by the generosity of the gaming community, GameChanger focuses on improving quality of life by delivering meaningful services directly to patients & staff in hospitals, awarding financial aid & college scholarships, gifting thoughtful packages of video games & toys and hosting unique gaming events for patients.
As we reflect on last week, our team here at Boston Children's Hospital wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for an amazing event and visit last Friday, 11/13. From providing lunch to 300+ staff/caregivers and visiting patient bedsides to offer goodie bags, to putting on an event in our Seacrest Studio and Patient Entertainment Center with Pro-Youtube gamers and "debut" of a new x-box video game- there were many moments when I took a step back and realized, this is why we all do what we do. The smiles, laughs, and positive energy was palpable throughout the hospital.- Kirsten Getchell, Child Life at Boston Children's Hospital
I wanted to let you know how great it was to meet Taylor and yourself last week. We are truly grateful for all of the fun and excitement that Game Changer brought to Boston Children's last Friday.- Michael Bornhorst, Boston Children's Hospital Trust
It was the best day ever and you gave these patients, families and staff a day they will never forget :) Thanks to all the gamers, volunteers, and your families for also helping out!! I hope to do another event with Gamechanger charity because you truly make a difference.- Amber Chavez, Children's Hospital of Orange County
It's all in the name: Gamers Give Back, and it makes a difference!