Our annual dinner auction was held on Thursday, and it was a wonderful evening celebrating 10 years of Child's Play. We were able to feature some absolutely incredible items including art, gadgets, tours, and more. At the end of the night, generous gamers had raised over $250,000 for our network of hospitals and our new domestic violence shelters program! We couldn't be more grateful for the support of the community and industry who donated items and attended the dinner. Thank you all!
As usual, everyone looked absolutely lovely: our photobooth photos, courtesy of brilliant photographer Dabe Alan, are already online. Check 'em out!
The good news keeps coming: as of today we have not only met, but exceeded our 2013 fundraising goal! Gamers around the world have raised over $3.4 million for kids in hospitals and domestic violence shelters. We're proud and humbled: your support makes an uncertain, painful, traumatic time easier for these kids and their families, which is particularly welcome during the holidays. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
We’re often asked which of our partner hospitals could use some extra support for the holiday season. If you'd like to donate to a facility that has had a slower year on the Amazon donations front, check out the wishlists for Nemours Children's Hospital, Children's Mercy Hospital, St. Luke's, American Family Hospital, and Sanford Children's Hospital. It doesn't take a huge donation to make a serious impact - even one DVD, book, or game can help hundreds of patients in these facilities, and your support is so deeply appreciated.