Child's Play gaming charity raises $7.6m in 2013

Plans to provide more games to children in domestic violence shelters in 2014.

Gaming charity Child's Play has announced that it raised over $7.6 million in 2013.

Now in its tenth year, the charity raised more in 2013 than the cumulative total of the first six years of its operation. Child's Play provides toys and games to children across a network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.

For 2014, the charity will expand its scheme providing games to children in domestic violence shelters to the whole US.

"The bulk of our donations don’t come in the form of huge grants: the millions are made up of the $10, $20, $50 donations," wrote program coordinator Jamie Dillon on the Child's Play site. "They come from game marathons, golf tournaments, eBay auctions, and bake sales. They come from the incredible community that makes the tag line 'Gamers give back' an understatement. The community coming together for 10 years has now resulted in $25,196,670. We are humbled, proud, and overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you for making 2013 our best year yet."

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39 comments
Dustin J Ingalls
Dustin J Ingalls

Uhh how about gamers are good people as long as they aren't suffering from lag.

Matt Davis
Matt Davis

okay listen guys... COD and BF ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO MOBAS

Zach Whipple
Zach Whipple

Go penny arcade! Nick Laberge Kyle Palmer Brady Brown

Del Scoville
Del Scoville

I donated to it 3 times last year, via humblebundle :)

Ryan Middlebrooks
Ryan Middlebrooks

so what you're telling me is that we give kids possessed dolls that wish to kill them and their families *Child's Play"

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

because like young gamers, chucky plays like a kid, nothing adult about him

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

cause then 7.6 million is involved people tend to over look there selves at time, if it wasn't for that 7.6 child's play would be negatively looked at, because mom lets there 8year old play gta, or saint rows

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

I don't play COD, but I like battlefield, I really love the ragers too, I like making fun of there sorry asses :P

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

I don't think that those games determine if they are good people, but I think that we can definitely not call them gamers if they only play those games.

Darius Dorn
Darius Dorn

And yet in news they'd rather complain when GTA comes out

Pål-Roar Johannesen
Pål-Roar Johannesen

I play BF4 on a daily basis, and almost mock people who rage on a daily basis. Don't really see the point. And yeah, it really does seem like most gamers are nice and intelligent people.

Nathan Nandy Smith
Nathan Nandy Smith

Totally Zach. Competitive play is always going to get some people going ,hell even I've got quite angry at time and I thing im generally a chilled out person..... .....dang claymores

Nathan Nandy Smith
Nathan Nandy Smith

I play cod and I'm a good person.....well I'm okay anyway......i hope lol

Zach Sandman Sanders
Zach Sandman Sanders

Agreed, COD and Battlefield can raise some anger in some people. But not all people are bad who play those games. It just invokes a ton of competitive nature, plus some of the aspects of the games can be quite annoying.

Tristram Wake
Tristram Wake

Gamers are good people generally, if they are not involved with COD or Battlefield.

LE5LO
LE5LO

Fantastic news, I think Jamie is mixing up donations from "game marathons" with the weekly sales at humblebundle.com, which I also think Childs Play is makes thousands of US dollars each week, it's a shame they didn't make any mention of that or how much the guys at humble bundle made for them, I'm curious to know.

jophy
jophy

thought that this is about making a chuckie game

Daian
Daian

Some good news finally.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

Gaming for good raised more then 10 million $ for save the children.  

perceptive_yoda
perceptive_yoda

I feel happy, this is really good, video games are a great way to cope with the abuse of an alcoholic father, and I am glad these kids will enjoy this help.

DIGN
DIGN

So you make a half-assed article to distract users from a locked article? Would've worked if this article had more than 2 sentences. Seems more like a paragraph to me.

noandno
noandno

I don't mean being evil but... I sense some hacker plotting....

LE5LO
LE5LO

@jophylol ... a charity for a horror movie franchise, lmao

neroist
neroist

@DIGN 

really it is just a feed they get this from I think. VG247 has the same articles as Gamespot. VG247 usually first. I don't understand why people think that GS is the only game news site that posts these "news" articles all day. They are almost word for word the same on other sites.

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

@DIGN

Yes they shut it down because of all the immature people like you on here so the mods didnt have to watch it all day

noandno
noandno

@DIGN to be honest, that article shouldn't exist

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@RicanV@Albelnox0 I was just saying. I didn't mean it for "competition" 2013 was a good year for gamers and giving for charity.

DIGN
DIGN

@noandno @DIGN True, but that has been the only troll bait for the past 3 weeks and I'm starving.