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Since 2003 Child’s Play has partnered with children’s hospitals all across the globe. Network hospitals receive an annual monetary contribution and in-kind donations celebrating Christmas in July. Where available, partner hospitals have Amazon Wishlists tailored to their specific needs. Child’s Play also supports hospitals by providing resources like The Therapeutic Video Game Guide and acting as a hub of knowledge where gaming and technology are concerned in the children’s hospital setting.Join Network
Capacity Building Grants
Capacity building grants are given to pediatric hospitals to strengthen and expand their Child Life center. This grant provides funding for Pediatric Gaming and Technology Specialists, as well as funding for long term investments in Child Life.Apply for GrantCapacity Building
Equipment grants are awarded to pediatric hospitals and other child welfare organizations to help them update the games and technology they have, to continue to improve what they have to offer to the kids they care for.Apply for GrantEquipment
Therapeutic Video Game Guide
Child’s Play understands that not all Child Life Specialists are gamers. This guide was developed to help them be more intentional about the games they offer to patients. In collaboration with market research experts at Circana, and mental health professionals at the University of California San Diego, the Therapeutic Video Game Guide helps children in hospitals cope with pain, sadness, anxiety, and boredom. This resource is gifted to network hospitals to further support the use of therapeutic gaming and helping children to Play Games, Feel Better™.View Guide
“This has been an exciting year for the iPads for Kids Program. Our partnership with Child’s Play allowed us to think bigger and better than we ever have before.”
— Christine Edward