Child's Play Charity
Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in the hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play.
When gamers give back, it makes a difference!
About this campaign
Video Credits: projectforawareness.com/teamasshat; Carleton University Marketing class JG15ox
Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map found in the website, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
When I tell them that we have video games for patients to play you can visibly see them relax. Parents are relieved to know that we can provide something familiar and comforting for their child during a stressful time in their lives.
— Karen M., Child Life Manager, Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
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.
— John, Childhood Lymphoma Survivor
Money that is raised goes straight to Child's Play Charity. Thank you so much for looking into Child's Play Charity mission and helping these kids smile back to health.