Play Games, Feel Better.®

Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 185 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.

Partner Hospitals

Since 2003 Child’s Play has partnered with children’s hospitals all across the globe. Partner hospitals receive an annual gift designated to support their Child Life department through games and technology. Where available partner hospitals also have Amazon Wishlists tailored to their specific needs. Child's Play also supports our partner hospitals by providing resources like our Therapeutic Video Game Guide and acting as a hub of knowledge where gaming and technology are concerned in the children's hospital setting.

Domestic Violence Shelters

Since 2015 Child’s Play has been outfitting DV Shelters with game systems. Shelters receive a GAEMS case with an Xbox loaded with games carefully selected to be appropriate for the environment. The game system helps shelters create an inviting environment for young survivors and can be used as a part of therapy allowing for co-op play that helps break down barriers that kids/teens may have when asked to talk about abuse.

Grant Program

Child’s Play has two grant programs. In the first quarter of the year we award Capacity Building Grants, these grants may fund technical specialists who focus on bringing the latest developments in gaming to the hospitals or help a hospital create a new program that will utilize technology to improve the lives of the kids they care for. Quarter two Child’s Play awards Equipment Grants, these grants help hospitals update the games and technology they have.

“Video games didn't save my life, and I didn't have a terminal disease, but they took what could have been one of the worst experiences of my life and made it my most positive hospital-related experience to date.”


Applications for our Programs

We have multiple programs to help, please choose the application that is right for your organization or reach out to us if you have questions.

Get in touch with us


For general questions: [email protected]

For interviews and media questions: [email protected]

For corporate sponsorships or partnership inquiries: [email protected]

For hospital additions or beneficiary inquiries contact: [email protected]

For wishlist management contact: [email protected]

Mailing Address

9660 153rd Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052