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

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

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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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