Happy Holidays from everyone at Child’s Play! Thanks to you all, the holidays are going to be a little brighter for kids in hospitals around the world - as of today, the gaming community has raised $4.3 million! There are gifts shipping to our network hospitals from Amazon as we speak; families are watching new DVDs together, siblings are playing handheld games, Child Life specialists are using tablets to help distract and support pediatric patients. And it’s all thanks to you. Our annual drive extends all the way to January 1st, so there’s still time to donate: either through wishlists, or direct donations which will send consoles and larger items to the hospitals as well as supporting our new domestic violence shelter initiative. The impact of these gifts is profound. John, a childhood lymphoma survivor, shared his experience of having games during his illness:
Instead of focusing on the treatment I turned my focus to the game. It helped me escape the current world I was in and allowed me to feel like a normal kid again. That gift did so much more for me then just distract me, it impacted my personality and character.
$4.3 million dollars, going to help kids around the world. All thanks to you!